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Ref: 4925

“Linlithgow Threshold”, cast bronze medal 2001, by Simon Beeson for the British Art Medal Society, issued in an edition of just 30, very rare

 

 

Obv: representation of a staircase and window in Linlithgow Palace

 

Rev: view from the other side

 

 

References: BAMS 159

 

Condition: As issued; Diameter: 79mm

 

 

Notes: From the website of the British Art Medal Society – “Simon Beeson (b. 1961) is an architect, who teaches at Edinburgh College of Art. Most of his professional practice is in public art commissions. About his BAMS medal, Linlithgow Threshold, the artist writes: ’In 1999 I moved to the town of Linlithgow, just west of Edinburgh. My new morning walk to the station took me past the end of the loch with a view of Linlithgow Palace, birth-place of Mary Queen of Scots, and now a ruin. During the first few months here, I modelled this small wall from a piece of air-dry clay. The medal reflects an interest in both the inhabited wall of castles in Scotland and Northumberland, and the two sided similarities of walls and medals. As with previous medals it acts as a threshold between two worlds, an outside and an inside, the various windows and stairs indicating an inhabited quality, a human presence. Usually I prefer to cast plaster into constructed moulds, but the modelled clay has a more tactile presence, even including a thumb impression, which somehow adds to the sense of inhabitation rather than simply formal composition. Now we are in a new home with a view of the palace, which I find constantly fascinating.’ “

 

 

Price £150

Linlithgow Threshhold, BAMS medal Simon Beeson
Linlithgow Threshhold, BAMS medal Simon Beeson
Linlithgow Threshhold, BAMS medal Simon Beeson

The medal is self-standing

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