Astling. Viv. Good Vibrations. Hoptonwood marble

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Viv Astling, 'Good Vibrations' Astling has two groups of four sculptures: the first group, each in a different stone, has a musical connection. The largest, Goldberg Variations, is a Narrative Sculpture based on the work by Bach. It features the theme and 10 variations with the forms mostly grouped into threes, hinting at the rhythmic character of the music.The second group, all in Portland Limestone, are derived from organic forms, some distorted and ambiguous. Less abstract in style, they explore different conjunctions of form and texture. The last, Dipteros, is minimalist compared to Goldberg and suggests the development of winged forms.