Ewan Coates — Hatchlings


Ewen Coates, Satori Discs, 2011, cast bronze discs, dimensions variable

Ewen Coates, Satori Discs, 2011, cast bronze discs, dimensions variable

These objects evoke a containment of thought cast from the body. Much the same way meditation allows inner spaciousness, a brief stepping out of the voice in your head. – Ewen Coates

Ewen Coates new sculptural works are cairn-like forms that one might easily perceive as religious symbols or markers. Cast in bronze, the archaic patina that covers them only adds to this first instinctive impression. Contemplative, but possibly detached from some ancient and unknowable context, they easily hold ones gaze. Added to this is a dynamic sense of energy; the frequencies suggested by these works are dense yet pulsing with life.