About this artwork

Made in March 1975, this is the first sculpture that Scobie made out of Cor-ten steel in a move away from aluminium. Cor-ten steel is made from a group of steel alloys which form a stable rust-like surface, protecting the metal from further decay. The result, a rich brown textured surface, is extremely different to the long-lasting shine of aluminium. In switching to this new material, the artist could cut planes and shapes into the metal. Thus creating a more fluid form compared to the static, intersecting shapes of his earlier aluminium sculptures. However, ‘Eve’ did evolve directly from works such as his 1974 sculpture, ‘Step’, in the balance between the solid lines and open space.

Gavin Scobie

Gavin Scobie