Dorothy Cross: Red Erratic

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Penzance

Dorothy Cross Red Erratic

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Penzance

From 4 July 2022


Dorothy Cross’s sculpture Red Erratic (2021) was created as part of the exhibition Damascus Rose, on display at Frith Street Gallery, Golden Square, from 17 February–14 April 2022. 


The exhibition comprised of a new body of work originating in and inspired by the artist’s time working at the celebrated stone masons’ yards and studios in Carrara, Italy, a region of Tuscany famous for its fine marble. Red Erratic is a large block of Damascus Rose that evokes a geological erratic, where rock is moved by a glacier over time and deposited in a new territory. On the top surface Cross has carved human feet – piled on top of each other and perilously positioned as if in an attempt to gain foothold. 


The work was first displayed outside Frith Street Gallery for the opening night of the exhibition, its mass preventing us from installing it in the gallery. However, we delighted to announce that from July 2022 the sculpture will be exhibited on the grounds of the Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Penzance, Cornwall.

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Listen to Dorothy Cross in conversation about Red Erratic with Director Craig Burnett on the occasion of Dorothy Cross: Damascus Rose at Frith Street Gallery, Golden Square in February 2022.

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4 Jul 2022