Andrew Burton: Chimney
2008 | recycled fired bricks, steel | Westferry Circus (exterior) | Art Map reference: 7
Over recent years Andrew Burton has created a number of works using miniature clay bricks, collaborating with artisans and artists in India, Korea and the Netherlands, investigating brick-making as a vehicle for sculpture. He first visited India in 1983.
Close in form to chimneys of brick kilns the world over, Chimney is also a tribute to India’s tallest brick minaret of the Qutub Minar near Delhi. This work was first shown at Canary Wharf as part of his exhibition in Jubilee Park in Spring 2008.