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Unukalhai Disc


Single piece Signed Titled

From the series Golden series



83 x 83 x 3 cm
32.68 x 33 x 1.18 in







Unukalhai – name of the star

The Solar discs are direct references to established archaeological finds. The idea of the sun as a form of deity has been represented in cultures ranging from the Neolithic through Egyptian and Greek periods to its continued use today. The disc acting as a form of codified, calendric wheel of prediction, that is both a cosmological instrument of measurement and a receptacle of meaning of lore and knowledge.
The discs also relate to the constructional form of wooden slatted, warriors shields, with the central circular space where the protective shield boss would be. The surfaces are incised, chiselled and drilled to suggest the weathered and aged patina of a rediscovered artefact, one that bears the marks of both its implied practical and mythic use and its constructional history.
The symbolism of the shield as a protector, a barrier, and as the carrier of insignia, as well as its obvious wheel like connotations, are aspects of the depth and diversity of associative responses to this work.

1961 Hampshire, United Kingdom

Russell Frampton, painter and musician, was born in 1961 in Hampshire. He was educated at Portsmouth and at Exeter Art Colleges (BA), later taking his MA in fine Art at the University of Plymouth and is now living in Devon where he has a studio. He also spends time at a workspace in West Brittany. Both locations, as elemental as they are, provide the basis for many of his works, as well as trips to Scotland. He has exhibited widely in the South West and in London, including the major London art fairs and has work in private collections in Europe, Japan and the USA. His landscape-based abstract paintings are concerned with layering and texture to produce almost archaeological substrata appearing quarried from the raw materials of the landscape itself. He uses collage and small obsessively detailed areas of drawing to build up surfaces that have both formal compositional elements and take advantage of chance occurrences in the painterly process.

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