Limited edition of 20 signed and numbered photographic prints
400 x 500mm
Giclée print on KI Smooth Rag 300gsm
This limited edition of photographs are of the process of making the chasmschism sculptures on the Bridestone moors in Todmorden, West Yorkshire. chasmschism is part of a new body of work titled Stone (Butch). Works from Stone (Butch) were recently exhibited as part of Associated Matter at Yorkshire Sculpture Park for Yorkshire Sculpture International and are currently on exhibition at The Hepworth Wakefield until 29 September 2019.
Stone (Butch) is my project as a Yorkshire Sculpture International Associate Artist. The title Stone (Butch) introduces the act of connecting qualities of stone, water and other aspects of nature with our gender expressions, sexuality and identity.
Stone (Butch) focuses on a set of stones called The Bridestones which are situated above Todmorden in the Upper Calder Valley. The body of work includes photo collage with drawing and new sculpture. I have been taking plaster casts of cracks in the stones to make the chasmschism sculptures also see the photographs of the process as photographic works of a sculptural intervention in the landscape.
The sculptural forms that resulted from this process could be seen as belonging to the body or the landscape equally. These works are of Queer forms and changing bodies that are not set in stone, but rather revealed to us over a long period of time as fluid structures shaped by water and erosion. These Queer bodies are as fluid as the water that shapes them and as plural as the grains of sand that erode them.
“...young Yorkshire-based sculptor Rosanne Robertson (born 1984), whose work, stone (butch) (2019), and video stonewaterbody (2019) follows in the footsteps of Hepworth and Moore, but with an LGBTQ attitude.”