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The Childhood Cube – creation and conservation

Through 1998 and 1999 Sarah Raphael worked with schoolchildren to make this intricate and absorbing sculpture, to be displayed in the Millennium Dome. It is a metal cubic grid, six squares wide by six high and six deep, making 216 little rooms. Each of these was furnished with inventions, characters and actions by Raphael and her young collaborators.

Sarah Raphael in her studio with the Childhood Cube, courtesy CliveJames.com

Sarah Raphael in her studio with the Childhood Cube, courtesy CliveJames.com

Raphael was primarily a painter, of great reputation and growing fame. Continue reading

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