A coupling element used in scaffolding to lock two intersecting poles that has been carved out of a piece of stone. Little Giant is an interplay between the natural material of marble and a shape that is a signifier, heralding a change to come. The basic framework of scaffolding allows for the dismantling of the lived environment as well as its reconstruction. The couplings new materiality immortalises it; standing for something altogether different from the utilisable but temporary counterpart. Alluding to a melding of futures where the age of the Anthropocene might fold back toward a geology less effected by human intervention. 

Conor Ackhurst