Christabel Wigley


c1840 Yellow Tulip Poplar

370 x 240 x 140cm


Acquired 2020

Created by the assemblage and painting of an aged timber, probing the internal aesthetic relations between sculpture and painting. 

“The work explores the theme of invisibility, predominantly the relationship between nature and culture, and how culture is superseding nature to the point of it's invisibility. The work also investigates my personal feelings of invisibility as I age. I feel there is a connection between my invisibility as a woman and the invisibility of nature. Women and nature, being the foundation of all life, struggle to find a place of importance within culture; which is traditionally perceived as the realm of man.” Christabel Wigley