ASCEND continues Rowe’s exploration of haptics and form. Sculpture has an inherent connection with time; the works in ASCEND have required nearly two years to complete. Each work is unique, hand built and custom glazed. Various clay bodies have been used to create the forms.

Whilst the works are technically careful and resolved they have a paradoxically poetic resonance. Offering multiple viewpoints, the works include stairs, voids, gateways, bridges, corridors and paths of various scale. The intimacy of the artworks is an invitation to look closely, cross thresholds and to be curious about the mysterious and unknowable. They suggest ever changing movement toward a source or beginning.

ASCEND was exhibited in Melbourne 18th May – 15th June 2018 at Hub Furniture.

Photography: Trevor Mein