HARMONY

THIS SCULPTURE IS DESIGNED TO REPRESENT THE SIMPLICITY OF TWO INDIVIDUALS GROWING UP FROM A SOLID BASE AND THEN ENTWINE TOGETHER UNTIL THEY HARMONISE TO BECOME ALMOST AS ONE ENTITY. I SCULPTED THESE TWO PIECES OF TULIP WOOD SEPARATELY IN SUCH A WAY THAT THEY WOULD FIT TOGETHER TO CREATE ONE SCULPTURE. AS A TALL SCULPTURE AT OVER 4 FEET TALL, INCLUDING A HEAVY, STABILISING BATH STONE BASE, THIS PIECE CAN EASILY BE SITUATED FREE STANDING. 

BABE IN ARMS

HERE I ENDEAVOURED TO CAPTURE THAT SIMPLE, YET INCREDIBLY STRONG BOND FORMED BETWEEN A MOTHER AND HER NEW BORN CHILD. THE LINES AND NATURAL GRAIN OF THIS SINGLE BLOCK OF TULIP WOOD CAME OUT SO WELL, HOWEVER I COULD NOT RESIST ADDING A TOUCH OF WHITE DYE TO FINISH THE VISUAL IMAGE.

WISP OF SMOKE

THIS BECAME AN INTERESTING PROJECT. TO HELP CREATE A SCULPTURE REPRESENTING A WISP OF SMOKE RISING, I DECIDED TO JOIN TWO DIFFERENT TYPES OF WOOD, TULIP AND SAPELE. THE INTENTION BEING TO USE THE TWO WOOD COLOURS TO BREAK UP THE OUTLINE AND THEREFORE HOPEFULLY BREAK UP THE OUTLINE AND SO CREATE AN ILLUSION OF LIGHTNESS. THE SCULPTURE IS SET INTO A YEW WOOD AND BATH STONE BASE.

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