Forms on a Bow no. 2
- Type: Sculpture
- Medium: Bronze
- Production Date: 1949
- Copy Number: 4
- Edition: 6
- Description: Paolozzi always described his work as surrealist art and, while working in a wide range of media throughout his career, became more closely associated with sculpture which he believed should be inspired by popular and ethnic culture and by science. He was a collector of all manner of objects, which others might have viewed as 'waste', going on to incorporate them into his creations, which have been described as a homage to modern machines and technology. 'Here Paolozzi has explored Giacometti's use of open or transparent structures, and of forms that evoke memories of organic and mechanical objects. The sharp protrusions of some of the elements strung between the two ends of the 'bow' suggest an interest in brutal instincts'. (Text taken from Tate website which describes the original Forms on a Bow which is very similar to this. Paolozzi made a preparatory sketch for the work, which is also in the collection of the Tate Gallery).
- Dimensions: 50 cm h x 63.5 cm W x 18cm d.. On ebonised wooden plinth.
- Digital Copy:A digital copy exists.
- Location: Pathfoot Gallery 1
- Related Material: Link to Archive record - GB559_AC_AF_P_1
- Related Material: Link to Archive record - GB559_AC_OF_1969_5
- Accession Number: 1969.5
- Contact: University of Stirling Art Collection