Brick, by Neville Gabie

In 1987 whilst a student at the RCA, I abandoned working in the studio and began making sculpture / temporary interventions in streets, a rubbish dump and a derelict paint factory in Carpenters Road – exactly where the Olympic Aquatics Centre has been built. This particular piece involved carving a found fragment of a brick wall into a cube, then sphere, then cube and so on, gradually reducing it in an organised fashion to the size of much of the rubble. Returning to the Olympic Park as Artist in Residence has in many ways been the culmination of a process which began in the 1980s.

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