Excavation for the IDR, Reading ( Ray Atkins)
Title: Excavation for the IDR, Reading
Artist: Ray Atkins
Date of Work: 1968
Medium: drawing: oil pastel
Dimensions: h 950 x w 1200 mm
Caption: One of the most abstract of the many drawing Atkins made of the Inner Distribution Road being built, this is about how he was feeling, the light, the colour and the noise of the excavating crews and their machinery. The sensations have built into a rhythmic maelstrom of marks and any concrete reality has melted away.
Object Number: 2017.102.1
Acknowledgements: Reading Foundation for Art Collection, gift of the artist
Copyright: Image: Reading Borough Council/ Intellectual: The artist