Nothing Would Disturb Me a sculptural sound-installation which responds to a commissioned mural by Stanley Spencer (1891-1959) at Sandham Memorial Chapel, painted by the artist to commemorate the ‘forgotten dead’ of the First World War.

The sculptural form of the work is a geometric Icosahedron, symbolically associated with the element water. Stanley Spencer nicknamed the Chapel The God Box, and amongst his painted murals of Beauford War Hospital, there are many references to the ritual of washing and scrubbing, with the representation of the twenty hand basins and six bathtubs.

The sculptures interior presents a dark infinite space and bronze reflected mirrors. Like the mythical well Mímisbrunnr, it presents a symbol of purification and hidden wisdom. Combined therapeutic sounds present sound as material and synergise sculptural vibrations, which are intended to offer the viewer a feeling of wellbeing.

Materials: discarded pallet-wood, mirrored perspex, electronics, acoustic sounds

© Tony Spencer 2020

Supported by public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England