'Boules from a dying village'

Photo of bronze apples and wooden box

'Boules from a dying village', by Tom Pow and Elizabeth Waugh. Foundry bronze. Pine box by Mark Zygadlo. 2010.


Tom Pow writes:

'I came across a grouping of fallen apples in a French village. Unpicked fruit seemed a fitting image for a dying village. But the lie of these apples also reminded me of the French game of boules, a quintessential village game. These two ideas came together, not in words, but in these bronze apples, which fit snuggly in the palm. With handling, the cold bronze soon warms.'


This image featured in the 'In another world' display at the National Library of Scotland from 4 April to 6 July 2014.


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