There Is Another Way
There is Another Way, 2011, is a large hand-painted bronze sculpture, one in a series of large human figures by Rebecca Warren, which in this instance stands directly on the ground. The painted surface is icing-like, alleviating the object’s bulk. Here and there the blush of warm flesh is picked out amongst the gingham and other patterns suggestive of clothing. There are recognisable elements: a foot, a big toe, as well as less definitive suggestions of a face, an ankle, a clothed torso. As with many of the sculptures in this family, where there would usually be two of something – legs and feet, in this case – there is only one, placed on a central vertical axis, as if the two outermost sections had merged to produce an uneasy new and compacted symmetry.