The pieces shown here are placed in chronological order. In doing so there was some desire to show the unfolding progression of a lifetime’s work thus far. This cannot be done adequately with such a small number of pieces. “Manpiece 1” and “March 10th” are both important early works, but “the Large Ball” of 1974/5 is not here, and neither are many of the reliefs, variations on “Hunter Gatherer”, or most of the larger lignum pieces made since the turn of the millennium.
The large composite piece, “What is the Case”, started in 2001 and still ongoing, which has been a major focus during this time and is in some sense a distillation of DG’s work, has been given a separate page for clarity.
Nonetheless many of the perennial themes of the work are here: the precariousness of our lives together, the burden and struggle of it, our longing and the order and sensuous beauty which can wake us from our inattention. These themes, articulated clearly and powerfully, give the work universal meaning and lead those involved with the Trust to want to bring it to a wider audience.