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          Fertility Figure II (2008)
          Bronze (edition 8)
          19" high (480mm)

                                                                          "Shaw is part of a British tradition of monumental sculpture
                                                                         going back centuries. He attacks materials and subjects in a
                                                                            way that feels totally contemporary. The tension between

                                                                             tradition and nowness, between solidity and nightmarish
                                                                              breakdown, is an organic part of this artist's worldview,
                                                                            whether he's looking at the atrocities of Abu Ghraib or the

                                                                         sense of primal ritual latent in the landscape surrounding his
                                                                                               studio in the remote west of England"

                                                                                                                      Mark Hudson

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