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U001.11.138
Artist / Maker : Rammell, George
Title : Pyrolith
Date (Execution) : 1977-1984
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Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : crystaline limestone, diorite and bronze
Support / Technique : carved; cast; welded; assembled
Object Type : sculpture (visual works)
Visual Description : This sculpture stood at the centre of the upper part of a fountain and rests on a rectangular, black base. The level above this base is made of bronze and is a series of different faces, including First Nations' carvings, masks, skulls, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and a horned, daemon-like face. The area above this is made from marble and can be described in two parts. The first part has a honeycomb-like surface and is rectangular in shape. There is a rectangular opening in the centre with two figures on a thick, rectangular stretcher. One figure, a male, is lying on his back and the other, a female, is lying on her side. Both figures have their eyes open. Above this, the second part, is a continuation of the marble sculpture. It resembles flames extending upwards. The flame-like imagery has a series of striations carved into it. Resting on top of this section is a large, metal skull of a bird or winged dinosaur. This skull looks like it is made of brass. There is also a photograph of the sculpture, labeled part "b."
Accession # : U001.11.138
Width (cm) : 100.00
Height (cm) : 200.00
Depth (cm) : 100.00
Mandatory Credit : Gift of the Estate of Michael C. Williams
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