Tom Grimsey - Jauchzet

Tom Grimsey

Jauchzet

 

Forged and constructed steel

Purchased 1994

Location: The Queen’s Building Inner Patio, Streatham Campus
 

Jauchzet is both an exclamation of joy and a Graham Technique dance position. The sculpture, made in forged and constructed steel, reflects Grimsey's intention to make "a rich fully three-dimensional object which makes sense of itself with rhyme and reason".

It is based on an idea inspired by a Martha Green dance movement and you are invited to view the work from different angles in order to appreciate the interacting rhythms of body and garments. This compelling sculpture epitomises Tom Grimsey’s concern to create, in his own words, a rich fully three-dimensional object which makes sense of itself with rhyme and reason.  
 
Tom Grimsey studied sculpture at Wimbledon and St Martin’s school of art and was a ‘Henry Moore Sculpture Fellow’ from 1990-1991.

Photograph: John Melville © University of Exeter
 
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