Suspended stone circle

Ken UNSWORTH: artist

Not On Display

About the work

Ken Unsworth's Suspended stone circle is from a group of works that he produced using river stones that he collected himself and arranged in suspension formations. Similar work was exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1978, and this particular piece was installed in the Sculpture Triennale in Melbourne and at an exhibition entitled 'Construction in Process in the Art of the Seventies' in Lodz, Poland, in 1981. Suspended stone circle is simple in form but stunning in its visual impact. River stones forming a large ring, two and a half metres in diameter, are suspended from poles and hover just off the ground. Material that has been smoothed and shaped by the course of time is arranged in classic geometric formation, and the wires suspending the stones create a drawing in space and delicately poise the work between the mundane and the magical.
Suspended stone circle
Artist/Maker and role
Ken UNSWORTH: artist
stone, steel
255cm (suspended from ceiling)
488cm wide
423cm deep
Credit line
Purchased 1982
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession number

This is one of the sculptures in our collection.