"SLUE" - The Crane Lamp
"Slue - The Crane Lamp"
"Slue" is the movement the arm of a crane makes.
For this piece, Simon took inspiration from the many building sites in Exeter and the machinery on them that he finds absorbing and captivating.
Watching a crane swinging and fulfilling its purpose can be awe inspiring. It can be wonderfully functional, whilst simultaneously just doing just what it is designed to do, no more no less. It is the joy of simplicity in form and function
The artistic statement in this piece is the yearning for simpler times as a protest against the pace of modern life.
A yearning to simply have the time and space to gaze on something and draw both joy and your own conclusions.