Peter Christian Johnson Constructing Labour
If an ideal setting exists to showcase Peter Christian Johnson’s sculpture, one would be hard-pressed to find an environment more suitable than the grounds of the Archie Bray Foundation. The work would appear as welcome guests among the remnants of industrial decay, joining an audience of objects proudly displaying surfaces etched with the evidence of wear and tear. The relationship would
be short-lived though, for this is a well-documented landscape of artefacts from which a purpose and function can be affixed. Isolate Johnson’s sculpture away from the rubble and the circumstances switch
from eroding objects to an erosion of context. Whatremains is a genuine tribute to human labour and engineering, conceived by intuition and honed through his methodical construction process.