‘Preserve’ features non-functioning, spent light bulbs which often appear as emblematic objects in Wentworth’s sculpture. A similar work, titled ‘Saving Daylight’, 1984, points to an interest in how time is manipulated by the use of artificial light. In ‘Preserve’ the cast concrete cap suggests a desire to keep or halt time – but the heavy ceiling suspended above the delicate glass globes also threatens to destroy. The title ‘Preserve’ also plays on the American term for jam which is a slang word for a predicament.
|Medium||Wire basket, bulbs and concrete|
|Dimensions||35 x 44 cm|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Loan, Weltkunst Foundation, 1996|
|Item Number||L.641 LW|
|On view||A Fiction Close to Reality, IMMA Main Galleries, West Wing, 14/02/2019 - 27/09/2019|
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