by Snell in New Art on Thursday 27 September 2007

Ron Mueck, an Australian hyper-realist sculptor working out of London, has created this intriguing work ‘In Bed’ that I couldn’t resist. Commentary on scale in architecture is common in a spatial sense, with much of our education revolving around it. Yet as humans, the scale between ourselves seems to be ever increasing. In our own office there is a 50 cm difference in height between the tallest and shortest, a major problem when it comes to purchasing (and no doubt designing) task chairs. This kind of realism could yet be real.