In 2015 Sandy Brown was commissioned by Sotheby’s to create an exciting large scale installation for their Beyond Limits exhibition at Chatsworth House.
Sandy created a magnificent Temple for the exhibition. It is a spiritual non- denominational place for quiet contemplation. For this piece, Sandy was inspired by her visits to Venice, the Taj Mahal, the Blue Mosque in Isfahan, also by Chagall and Matisse. Temple is an expression of joy and free thought, where people may find the opportunity for reflection and inspiration.
Temple stands over 6 metres tall and includes over 5,200 handmade decorated ceramic tiles. It took 11 months to complete and is a major work, with an air of exuberance, colour and vitality. The inside is a riot of colour set off by eight bright fused glass windows by Simon Moore.
Temple ceiling detail
SANDY BROWN TEMPLE
Painted & glazed ceramic tiles,fused glass panels, wood & steel
650 by 400 by 400cm (256" by 157½" by 157½")
Executed in 2015.
SANDY BROWN’S TEMPLE: A VIBRANT SENSE OF HOPE
SIMON OLDING SEES A DRAMATIC CERAMIC VISION TAKING SHAPE