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The Archaeology of Art sculptures are based on the forms of real shells - the most perfect pre-existing sculptural 'readymades' in our natural world. The found forms are enlarged using a 3D printer and cast in aluminium, concrete, stainless steel or bronze. Quinn polishes the inside of the shells to a high sheen, contrasting with their heavily textured surfaces. Like the rings on a tree, these surfaces tell of the age and history of the object, like some kind of found structural diagram, whereas the sculptureā€™s highly polished, reflective insides remain in the present moment, continually reflecting the present. The Broken Sublime sculptures are modelled from shells which have been broken into by humans in order to eat the flesh inside, and highlight how our relationship to nature is shaped by needs of the moment.

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