Above:

THE CRAFT OF ART

2011 - 2014

120 x 120 x 200 cm

Plaster with wooden plinth

 

Below:

THE CRAFT OF ART: PHOTOGRAPHIC SERIES WITH ALAN MCKERNAN

2011-2014

60 x 25 cm

Inkjet prints

 

In The Craft of Art Adrian has used identical casts of a life-size sculpture to create, through slight alterations, two

opposing works called An Allegory of Death & Destruction and An Allegory of Life & Creation. The works reflect upon

Liverpool’s changing character over time, highlighted by the portrayal of renowned local model Sue Lee, who has

Chinese and Scouse ancestry, and of rubble scavenged from the Victorian buildings in Liverpool that were built as

the city expanded and are now being demolished as it regenerates, a process that has divided local opinion.

 

 

The related photographs, taken by Alan Mckernan, depict the craft involved in making the sculptures.