Study from the Red Causeway Series

© Boyle Family. All rights reserved, DACS 2018.

STUDY FROM THE RED CAUSEWAY SERIES 1976-77

Boyle Family

Details

Dimension
183 X 183 CM
Media
MIXED MEDIA ON FIBREGLASS
Accession number
P3173

Summary

Although the process of creating has always involved the whole family, Mark Boyle (1934–2005), his partner Joan Hills, and their children Sebastian and Georgia, they have only exhibited formally under the familial name since 1985. This work is part of a series of casts made from a cobbled street in a lorry park in Shepherds Bush (now buried under the Westfield Shopping Centre). The area to cast was near their home but chosen at random: a steel right angle was thrown and where it landed dictated the place. Like archaeologists the Boyles focused on a particular section, the neutrality of the shape was deliberate with no obvious right way up. The work was made primarily in fibreglass and resin, but how they recreated the minutiae of the pebbles, windscreen glass, discarded petrol cap and assorted detritus trapped between the cobbles remains a family secret.

i>My Yard, British Council 2009