Graham Fagen Rose (2013) Limited Edition
  • Size 10 x 10 x 23 cm

Graham Fagen Rose (2013) Limited Edition

Materials: Bronze, enamel

Edition: 25

Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 23 cm.

As part of a public art project in Glasgow in 2002, Graham Fagen bought the right to name a new species of rose, which was to be planted in the Royston area. A competition to name the rose was them held within the community. Where The Heart Is was the winning entry.

During the process the artist was intrigued by the work of the nursery where the rose was grown. At least 8 years development is needed to produce a new rose. 'Manufactured nature', Fagen realised.

The real Where The Heart Is was planted in the public spaces and private gardens of Royston. Fagen decided to make a rose bush of his own, in bronze. This sculpture (shown at Tate Britain in 2004) became symbolic of the social process of the public art project.

Rose Carries some of that history. Each cast is unique, with no two the same.

Graham Fagen (born 1966 in Glasgow) achieved a BA at The Glasgow School of Art (1984–8) and an interdisciplinary MA at Kent Institute of Art & Design (1989–90). Solo exhibitions and commissions include: Tramway, Glasgow (2012); Artspace, San Antonio, Texas (201); The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2002) and The Imperial War Museum (official war artist, Kosovo), (2001). Group shows include: Running Time, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2009); ZENOMAP, Venice Biennale (2003); and British Art Show 5, UK touring exhibition (2000). Since 1995 he has lectured at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee. He lives and works in Glasgow.

Posted in cylindrical postal tube.

A certificate of authenticity is given along with the work.