Malcolm Franklin, ‘Morris. Holly wood and stone’ July 20, 2017 Return to: Modern Art at the RBSA: centenary of groundbreaking exhibitionFull resolution (2378 × 2378) Image navigation Previous Image Next Image Malcolm Franklin, 'Morris. Holly wood and stone' Malcolm Franklin Franklin’s work explores the relationships between material, form and space. Appearing as if they are constructed from separate parts, his sculptures are carved from one piece of wood or stone, chosen to allow for movement, shifts in planes and openings. Negative space is as important as the boundaries of form. The sculptures are intended to be seen from multiple viewpoints; changes in light and perspective lend the works a new interpretation. Although static, Franklin’s sculptures give an idea of movement. The initial shape of the material is employed to create a tension between the original block and the conceived shape.