Sol Bailey Barker is a British artist whose work ties together historical and sociological research with an inquiry into the power and symbolism of materials. His work often begins with a journey and months of research exploring landscapes and their histories. Past projects have taken him to the Himalayas, Colombia, Peru, France and Italy where he has created a number of public sculptures and worked alongside communities studying their folklore and exploring local craft and work practices in order to understand regional relationships to materials. Fascinated by the notion of archetypes and the evolution of power symbols from the Neolithic age until the present Sol’s work is a collision of multi-cultural references, which at its core refers to ubiquitous mathematical principles. Sol lives and works in London.
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