When Lake first took up sculpture properly he was at home and not in education and built a sculpture called Sitting without Purpose. It represents his father; knowing he was going to be made redundant fairly soon, just sitting there. Lake spent a good three months working on it. Lake had limited training in that process, but had a lot of time on his hands. Sitting without Purpose has a real intensity to it; so much passion was put into that work. 

Sitting Without Purpose - Bologna, Italy

Sitting without Purpose

Artist: James Lake

Year: 1998

Medium: Cardboard

Dimensions: 95 (w) x92 (d) x112 (h)

Work is available to loan on request. If you have any queries about the Shape Collection please contact exhibitions@shapearts.org.uk