Publicly-Funded Minerals            (2018/19)

Publicly-Funded Minerals On The Rocks
A series of 48 original works on paper that use collage processes to (re)imagine Crystals, Minerals and Gemstones as public sculpture.

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Publicly-Funded Minerals On The Harbour
Publicly-Funded Minerals In Wonderful Sicily
Publicly-Funded Minerals At Sacré-Cœur
Publicly-Funded Minerals In The London Gardens
Publicly-Funded Minerals On The Monument
Publicly-Funded Minerals At Notre-Dame
Publicly-Funded Minerals In The Park
Publicly-Funded Minerals At The Spire Of San Domenico, Naples
Publicly-Funded Minerals As Seen From The Eiffel Tower, Paris
Publicly-Funded Minerals At The Old Man Of Hoy, Scotland
Publicly-Funded Minerals At Band-e Amir National Park, Afghanistan
Publicly-Funded Minerals On The Rocks
Publicly-Funded Minerals On The Harbour

The full series was exhibited in the gallery of the artist studios Assembly House, Leeds during YSI and as part of Index Festival6 July - 29 Sept 2019

From Amazonite to Zircon, the elemental materials appear in their natural states; placed into a landscape, atop a landmark spire or on a Billboard. While resembling design planning mock-ups, each collage is brought together with consideration for light and shadow, colour and scale - all in a playful manner.

During the exhibition at Assembly House, each collage was arranged within a rigid framework grid of ‘shelves’. These gridded shelves were taped onto the walls using alternating red and white strips which mimicked the photographic scales used in images to indicate size and distance - particularly images of objects found in the earth. Alongside the shelves, the exhibition was complimented by additional or leftover materials.

Publicly-Funded Minerals In The Park

Publicly-Funded Minerals (2018/19)

Publicly-Funded Minerals In Venice
Publicly-Funded Minerals At Versailles
Publicly-Funded Minerals At The Castle
Publicly-Funded Minerals At The Mountain-Temple Of Bakheng, Cambodia
Publicly-Funded Minerals At The Greek Theatre Of Taormina
Publicly-Funded Minerals On The Yangtze River, China
Publicly-Funded Minerals At The Airport
Publicly-Funded Minerals At Salerno Cathedral, Italy
Publicly-Funded Minerals At The Blue Mosque, Mazar-i-Sharif
Publicly-Funded Minerals At The Taroudant Wall, Morroco
Publicly-Funded Minerals At The Reserve Bank Of Australia
Publicly-Funded Minerals At Brock Island (Nicknamed 'The Blood Fang')
Publicly-Funded Minerals At The Brock Of Mousa, Shetland Islands

Publicly-Funded Minerals (2018/19)

Publicly-Funded Minerals at Assembly House, Leeds
Publicly-Funded Minerals at Assembly House, Leeds
Publicly-Funded Minerals at Assembly House, Leeds
Publicly-Funded Minerals at Assembly House, Leeds
Publicly-Funded Minerals at Assembly House, Leeds
Publicly-Funded Minerals at Assembly House, Leeds
Publicly-Funded Minerals at Assembly House, Leeds
Publicly-Funded Minerals at Assembly House, Leeds
Publicly-Funded Minerals at Assembly House, Leeds
Publicly-Funded Minerals at Assembly House, Leeds

Photography by Sam Hutchinson

Publicly-Funded Minerals On The Dam
Publicly-Funded Minerals At The Ruins
Publicly-Funded Minerals At The National Congress, Brazil
Publicly-Funded Minerals At Stonehenge
Publicly-Funded Minerals At The Volcano
Publicly-Funded Minerals Installing In Sweden
Publicly-Funded Minerals At Loggia Dei Lanzi, Florence
Publicly-Funded Minerals In The Town Square
Publicly-Funded Minerals As Five Billboard Commissions
Publicly-Funded Minerals At Torcal De Antequera, Spain
Publicly-Funded Minerals At The Temple
Publicly-Funded Minerals At The Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca
Publicly-Funded Minerals At The Inverted Arch
Publicly-Funded Minerals On The Med Bay
Publicly-Funded Minerals At The Waterfalls
Publicly-Funded Minerals On The Plinth
Publicly-Funded Minerals On The Cliff's Edge
Publicly-Funded Minerals On The Overgrown Memorial
Publicly-Funded Minerals At Filitosa, Corsica
Publicly-Funded Minerals On The Roundabout
Publicly-Funded Minerals On Route 66
Publicly-Funded Minerals At The Captain Cook Memorial Jet, Australia
Publicly-Funded Minerals At The Basilica

© Karl Russell Vickers, 2021