The Original Copy, 2011. Silicone, resin, acrylic paint, plaster, digital photograph.
Lauren Ravi’s recent work has explored ancient vs modern methods of construction by using bricks as a starting point – mud, limestone, hand hewn and engraved.
This installation of real and cast bricks serve to prioritise the process of making over the sculptural outcome. They are infused with qualities found in their originals. However although they are seen as practical objects, they ably function as instant artefacts when contextualised within an exhibition space.