Cloud Dialogue


Ewan Robertson
University of Edinburgh


Portfolio, Practice Based, sculpture, iron, exhibition, contemporary art


Cloud Dialogue is a sculpture (approximate dimensions 7.5 x 11.5 x 2.6m ) which investigates the potentials of iron as a sculptural material. The work expands the expressive, associative and poetic potential of iron within the context of contemporary art. The work was conceived, made and installed by Ewan Robertson in collaboration with Scottish sculptor Gordon Munro. The research builds on the symbolism and the historical associations of iron, as a ubiquitous element of our lives. Through the creation of a large-scale sculpture and experimentation with techniques of fabrication, it challenges perceptions of iron as a utilitarian material. Cloud Dialogue has been made in several iterations, with different combinations of nodes and arms. Each form conjures different symbolic associations whilst responding to their different sites. As such, the research is also an extended experiment in site-specific installation.

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30 May 2024


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