‘Man and Machine’ Epstein’s Rock Drill

Jacob Epstein’s Rock Drill sculpture was an optimistic symbol of power and strength. In 1915 Rock Drill was realised as a ten foot sculpture with the robtic figure pearched high on a real rock drill. After the horror of the First World War Esptein discarded the drill and cast the torso in bronze. The sculpture was on loan from Tate, London.


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