The Intervention of Red

Robert Baines


Red is available for the visual artist to investigate, to position and to rework. Within a series of objects/artefacts the writer as a goldsmith has sought a spiritual representation of red. Not confined to its colour, the historic use of red has been applied to convey the Christ figure. A recent group of works, The Entropy of Red,'3 pursued a personal subject in the form of a table, a crown and a trumpet. A primary condition of this is that it is Christological. This exegesis on the condition and spiritual metaphor of red was materialised predominantly in red coloured silver.
These quite large objects were complex and included very fine structures.

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