Man on plinth, Plaza República Argentina, Montevideo. Tuesday 14 April 2009, 2009
lithograph on paper
13 1/2 in. x 19 3/4 in.
Edition: 10 with 2 APs
Unsworth’s series of prints depict public monuments against a white background, isolated from their original context. The images record the state of each monument or sculpture on a particular day, complete with the stains and marks on the structure at that time. These marks reflect the life and activity which has taken place in the surrounding public space, and include graffiti, fingerprints, spillages, scratches and dirt. Signed and numbered, accompanied by certificate of authenticity.
Alison Unsworth is a visual artist, working across a wide range of media, from sculpture and installation, to collage, photography and digital imagery. Her recent pieces of work have each focused on a specific built environment and considered how it is constructed, the particular landscaping and building materials used, and the styles and themes employed in its design.