Looking Down - Catherine Butler

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Artist Statement

Catherine Butler

I first noticed the Morlaix staircase in a previous location in what was the museum shop. In its current location it has more space and is displayed alongside other architectural fragments but its function as a staircase is still absent. I like the varied textures of the wood, the way it looks used and worn but cannot be touched or climbed. The staircase can be seen as a symbol of what can and cannot be collected.

Looking Down - Catherine Butler

©Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Inspiration details:

Staircase

Bretagne

1522-1530

Unknown

Oak

V&A collection reference number(s):
A.8-1909

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