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Creative Corrugations

There’s something incongruous here, something that doesn’t quite add up. It’s not the simple boat, it’s the construction material that feel out of place. A boat made from corrugated iron! It feels plain wrong. Could it, should it, will it actually float??? These are the tensions, questions and narrative trails that are prompted by Jeff Thomson‘s sculptures. In his hands corrugated iron takes on sinuous curves, it’s weaved and animated. He takes a utilitarian, agricultural and banal material and adds a little magic, a dash of humour, and an imaginative fleetness of foot. The result is, he gives it a voice.

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