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When James 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 with limited training in the process, but a lot of time on his hands. 

Sitting Without Purpose - Bologna, Italy

Title Sitting Without Purpose
Artist James Lake
Year 1998
Medium Cardboard
Dimensions 95 x 92 x 112 (cm)
Image description Photograph of sculpture made entirely of cardboard. A bespectacled male figure sits slumped in a large arm chair, his chin resting on his balled-up fist. Made of thousands of pieces of cardboard, the work is textured all over.
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