13 October 2012

Easy Ryder

I've always liked and admired SophieRyder's work – both artistically and polemically (she is one of the few who successfully pull off that combination without selling one of them short).
And children are usually intrigued by her playfully tactile incorporation of recognisable industrial detritus into organic forms (for instance, her frequent use of chain to represent spinal structure).
Seeing this child (click for a larger view) nestle so happily and naturally into The minotaur and the hare, though, is a new thing to me – seeming to simultaneously enrich, clarify and validate Ryder's vision.

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