At the recently completed 10 New Burlington Street Alison Wilding has just completed the installation of a stunning commission titled ‘Shimmy’.
Shimmy is fabricated from 400 individual strips of mirror-polished stainless steel and contains 28 coloured acrylic spheres caught in the uppermost layers of the sculpture. Alison talking about the commission has said:
“My immediate response to the building plans was that the artwork needed to ‘dance’ in its allotted space. I want the work to have a sense of the organic, extending into a space but simultaneously reabsorbed into it”.
Alison Wilding is a Royal Academician and one of the foremost British sculptors of her generation, known for her consistently inventive and intuitive approach to form and materials. A major solo exhibition of her work was held in Tate Britain’s Duveen Galleries in early 2014.