Ladder Sculptures

Ladder Sculpture 1987 Keith Bowler

Ladder Sculptures

These sculptures were all produced during 1987 using mainly found materials and objects already in the studio or home. The initial studies were made in steel and bronze on a small scale. One large scale floor piece was made as a drawing to explore the proposed forms. As more salvaged ladders appeared in the studio a range of forms and images developed. Some works came together in a matter of hours whilst other works took much longer to develop and find their particular form, going through many transformations along the way. The sculptures developed into a group of works united by a common theme and approach. The works were never exhibited and stayed in the studio for some months. They were eventually taken apart and stored for some time until the pressure of making new work caused the majority to be discarded.

Two Ladder Figures: 1987