Mark Prescott’s work explores aspects of archaeology with its sense of discovery
and its piecing together of fragments into histories and records. From an early age
he has been fascinated by writing on surfaces other than paper such as pottery, mosaic
and stone where words can also be read as pattern and texture.
His current work refers to the art and architecture of the ancient civilisations
of Mesopotamia especially cuneiform writing which is impressed into clay or carved
across stone reliefs.
His sculptural medium is fired clay that has been stained and polished. Individual
elements are often strengthened with steel rods before being joined together.