Sandra Ledingham: W A L L S, 2017-2020
Walls for all their simplicity or unassumingness, carry an infinity of meaning and message. In ruinous form they provide us with the traces of our oldest civilizations. They have been built as monoliths for ritual purposes as in the case of Stonehenge or as architectural monuments to great peoples: the pyramids of Egypt, the Maya of Central America and the temples of Greece.
They have been built as walls to keep peoples separated: from the Berlin Wall to the Great Wall of China. Within the human conditions – we build walls. Walls to keep things in and walls to keep things out. We have walls of architectural constructs that speak to Modernism in all its glory. And we have walls as accessible public spaces where voices are given platform.
Pivotal to Ledingham’s walls are the coded punctures via Binary, Braille or Morse codes suggesting to the viewer an interior space, adding a fundamental layer of message & mystery.
Materials: clay, glazes, acrylics, metal pins
Scale: the WALLS are all domestic scale approx. 22” L x 17” H x 8” D