116 x 73 x 70 cm (45 3/8 x 28 3/4 x 27 1/2 in.)
signed, dated and with foundry mark 'Kayser Düsseldorf' on the lower part of the sculpture unique work
The stainless steel sculpture "Constructor" from 2007 stands out with its organic, asymmetrical form, which reveals different shapes from different angles. In its typical Cragg disc-like composition, the work is reminiscent of rock worked by water and wind, but also evokes other interpretations such as that of a human figure or an animal. The reflections associated with the aesthetically smooth surface emphasize the flowing and dynamic character of the sculpture and contribute to its complexity.
In his nature-inspired works, Cragg experiments with a variety of materials such as plastic and fiberglass alongside wood, bronze and stainless steel, which also reveal a great affinity with the natural sciences. His sculptures oscillate between nature, technology, and culture as well as between modernity and tradition. Cragg neither aims to represent reality, nor is his focus limited to the surface:
“The work I make always has an internal structure, with the belief that what we see on the surface of things is only the consequence of what’s underneath.” - Tony Cragg