The Rock & The Judge - UK

Installation view – The Impossible Prison, Galleries of Justice, Nottingham (Nottingham Contemporary offsite exhibition), 2008.

The Rock & The Judge (UK) 2005/8
Plaster and pigment, ral 5001 specified for an adjacent wall, commissioned drawing by Detective Constable Richard Hill, East Yorkshire Police Force. 60 × 160 × 60 cm (‘recoiling’ rock).
36 × 24 cm (framed drawing).

A policeman is asked to make a drawing of a judge – who is known to him – passing sentence. The drawing is framed, and hung looking down on a white sealed plaster sculpture of a rock, made by the artist. In response to the qualities of the drawing, the sculpture is given an animistic value.


Other works in the series:

The Rock & The Judge (ESTONIA) 2005
Plaster and pigment, ral 5001 specified for an adjacent wall, commissioned drawing by Officer Erik Mei,Tallinn Police Force, Estonia.
130 × 80 × 80 cm (‘indifferent’ rock).
36 × 42 cm (framed drawing).

The Rock & The Judge (GERMANY) 2005
Plaster and pigment, ral 5001 specified for an adjacent wall, commissioned drawing by Officer Ralf Waldau, Lower Saxony Police Force, Germany.
80 × 90 × 80 cm (‘diffident’ rock).
42 × 54 cm (framed drawing).