Etched and patinated mild steel, Italian cast frame, 22ct yellow gold leaf, 18ct gold ball, vintage wooden box. In deep white frame with museum glass. 35 × 45 × 7 cm. Unique work. Signed on reverse.
Mothership Altar, 2020
Etched mild steel and brass. In deep white frame with museum glass. 30.5 x 25 x 4 cm. Unique work. Signed on reverse.
£1,450 (including UK p&p)
All Things Return to a State of Grace, 2021
Etched mild steel, 22ct yellow gold leaf, silk thread and antique Victorian travel frame in leather, velvet and gilt brass with natural patina. In deep white frame with museum glass. 44 h x 40 x 4 cm. Unique work. Signed on reverse.
£2,700 (including UK p&p)
All photos by Sylvain Deleu.
Artist can supply signed and dated letters of authenticity if required.
Kim Sutherland is a London-based maker who combines metalwork with formal research in the creation of wall-based works inspired by sacred and ritual objects. Her work explores the territory between drawing and object making through an ongoing investigation of the ancient process of etching – the bite of line into metal – which is at the heart of her practice.
In each of these three jewel-like wall pieces Kim represents a different aspect of ‘tenemos’ or sacred and circumscribed space. Science and spirit are conjoined in exquisitely detailed etchings that make reference to ancient and contemporary dialogues with the cosmos. She invokes the celestial alignments of Stonehenge and Angkor Wat, earth stars, sacred geometry, alchemic drawings and satellite imagery – all as a prompt for contemplative focus.