Rings Agitos And Medals Diptych, 2019-2020 (GB Paracanoe Team)

Rings, Agitos And Medals Diptych, 2019-2020
Carrara marble, aluminium sheet, adhesive, stainless steel internal bolts and nylon spacers
Unique work (200 pieces each)
H56 x W58 x D68cm (Olympic pt1)
H63 x W76 x D87cm (Paralympic pt2)
Courtesy of GB Paralympic Canoe Team, Nottingham, UK
Partnered with British Canoeing, UK
Sponsored by Mark Humphrey Ltd, London, UK
© Mark Humphrey

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“A LEGACY ARTWORK TO INSPIRE, UNITE AND PURSUE PERFORMANCE FOR GB PARACANOE TEAM. EXPLORING THEIR CORE PHILOSOPHY OF POWER, STRENGTH AND FOCUS, THROUGH MARBLE VORTEX AND TORPEDO SHAPED OLYMPIC RINGS AND PARALYMPIC AGITOS SYMBOLS.”

Mark Humphrey
Artist, designer and inventor

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“THE ARTWORK IS A REPRESENTATION OF OUR TEAM CULTURE, WORK AND DEDICATION THAT UNDERPINS AND DELIVERS HIGH PERFORMANCE. THE ART IS AN INSPIRATIONAL AND CONSTANT REMINDER OF WHO WE ARE, WHAT HAS GONE BEFORE US, WHAT WE LEAVE AND WHAT WE ARE STRIVING FOR.”

Scott Simon, Head Coach
GB Paralympic Canoeing Team

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“HAVING WORKED WITH MARK BEFORE, I KNOW THE VISION AND ENERGY HE BRINGS TO HIS CREATIONS. USING ART AS A CULTURAL AND PERFORMANCE CATALYST IS A UNIQUE APPROACH, WHICH HAS THE POWER TO PROPEL GB PARACANOE TO EXCEPTIONAL SUCCESS IN TOKYO 2020.”

Nick Beighton, Paralympic bronze medalist
GB Paralympic Canoeing Team

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“IT’S BEEN INCREDIBLY EXCITING TO WORK WITH SUCH A TALENTED ARTIST AND DEVELOP A PIECE OF ART THAT IS NOT ONLY UNIQUE BUT HUGELY SIGNIFICANT TO US AS A TEAM. I BELIEVE THAT NO OTHER WORLD CLASS TEAM HAS DONE ANY THING LIKE THIS AND THE PROCESS OF WORKING TOGETHER TO DESIGN AND BUILD THE PIECE WILL BE HUGELY BENEFICIAL TO US AND OUR PERFORMANCES.”

Emma Wiggs, Paralympic gold medalist and World Champion
GB Paralympic Canoeing Team

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