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BOYLE, Mark (1934 - )

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Date: 1965-6

Media: fibre glass and mixed media

Size: 152.5 x 152.9 cm

Acquired: 1986; Gift; Contemporary Art Society

Accession Number: NMW A 2179

In 1965 Mark Boyle and his wife Joan Hills began a conceptual 'Journey to the Surface of the Earth' by throwing a dart at a map of the world to randomly select a thousand small square sites. These locations were then visited, and their surface texture and appearance exactly recreated by casting and vertical sampling and transferred to a fibreglass shell. Displayed in a gallery context, these relief panels encourage a greater awareness of ecological issues.

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