The contrasting nature between that of site and nonsite, space and nonspace and the point or place where they interchange and meet, can result in some highly unusual conditions. It is these conditions that give sculptural form to Alan Rutherford’s work.

Site visits to Armenia, Berlin, Belfast & Cyprus have provided meaningful insights into the most extreme manifestations of such conditions, where identity has been profoundly affected and fought over.  By using simple materials such as wood, rocks, stones, sand, bamboo, rope and metal these insights are explored and subsequently turned into a visual language that speaks of  fragmentations and divisions. 


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