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ACROSS THE TOP OF THE WORLD – THE SERIES BLOOM IN CHINA

In early 2015 I was invited to participate in an international sculpture symposium in Changsha China. I set about producing three models for consideration - all were from different series (Gazer, Tower, Portal), all incorporated Stream motifs, and all addressed the theme of that year’s symposium – eco-friendly. The committee selected the most complex of all – a work incorporating aspects of nine previous series that marked the onset of a new series called Regeneration.

I was appointed representative and spokesman for that year’s group of incredible and successful sculptors from all corners of the globe. It was an honour to speak for them at many government functions with many high-ranking members of the Peoples Party. It was especially an honour to always sit at the head table; at the concluding festive party, I was invited to return the following year.

I prepared only one model for the second visit. It also included many aspects from earlier probes and incorporated them into a second massive Regeneration work – a work of three parts that was extremely ambitious and time-consuming.
Again I became the spokesman for an entirely new group.

Studio works, leading up to the second sojourn, were all studies, in one way or another, for that second massive undertaking; many works done since, have followed the ideas and propositions inherent in that work.  The Stream and Regeneration series were chronicled in the first of a series of books, STREAM, in 2016. The second book, GAZER, was prepared for launch at my solo exhibition, Continua 3, in the fall of 2018. This exhibition featured only works created or largely reinvented since the previous one in 2014. It also featured a return to new investigations in the Gazer body of works.

GAZER SENTRY
2019
bronze, marble, walnut
51 x 23 x 12.5 cm

 

 

SPIRAL GAZER - RIGHT
2018
gypsum aggregate, resin, copper
86 x 20 x 20 cm

 

SPIRALGAZER - LEFT
2018
gypsum aggregate, resin, copper
92 x 20 x 20 cm

 

 

GAZER OF THE STREAMING BEACON
2018
alumina cement aggregate, steel, resin
190 x 35 x 35 cm

 

 

SG 33 - CELTIC SPLIT 4
2018
bronze, claystone, steel, oil encaustic
52 x 15 x 19 cm

 

 


SG 32 - CELTIC SPLIT 3
2018
bronze, claystone, steel, oil encaustic
52 x 15 x 19 cm

 

 

PODFLOW 22 - GENESIS 3
2018
fired clay, claystone, resin
143 x 26 x 26 cm

 

 

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GAZER SENTINEL
2012 / 2018
steatite, sandstone, wood, oil encaustic
178 x 30 x 29 cm

 

 


MEMORY STREAM - REVERIE
2014 / 2018 (colour revision)
fired clay, fibreglass / steel alumina cement, oil encaustic
145 x 33 x 33 cm

 

 

MEMORY STREAM - DICHOTOMY
2014 / 2018 (colour revision)
fibreglass / steel alumina & gypsum cement, oil encaustic
160 x 58 x 58 cm

 

STREAM GAZER 5
2014 / 2018 (colour revision)
fibreglass gypsum cement, oil encaustic
75 x 22 x 22
cm

 

 

 

STREAM GAZER 4
2014 / 2018 (colour revision)
fibreglass gypsum cement, oil encaustic
75 x 22 x 22 cm

 

 

 

SPECTRE LODGE
2018
alumina cement aggregate, copper, resin & oil encaustic
200 x 50 x 35 cm

 

GUARDIANS OF THE SECRET
2018
bronze
360 x 480 x 240 cm

 

PODFLOW 21 - GENESIS 2
2018
fired clay, claystone, resin
107 x 25 x 25 cm

 

PODFLOW 20 - GENESIS 1
2018
fired clay, claystone, resin
104 x 25 x 25 cm

 

In early 2018 I was commissioned to prepare designs for a five metre tall bronze monument on the exterior grounds of a new building project in Sri Lanka. I chose to create actual models in wax.

Designed on vertical axis, the Transverticals encompass change, transfer points, and metamorphosis. Built in springtime they celebrate growth, while standing as sentinels of the environment. As they developed, soft organic form became strengthened with architectonic structure and deliberate edges – flowing movement was retained.

The four models, although developed simutaneously, are very different in approach and design.

 

 

 

Conceived as an interpretation of tree growth, a double helix spirals about a stout core and manifests into a full canopy of transitional forms and controlled architectonic inter-action.

TRANSVERTICAL 1
2018
wax model for bronze
14 x 5 x 3.5 cm

 

 

 

Begun as a floral blosssoming, the work transformed into a joyful and celebratory dance of life – the growth pattern now swirls rythmically as it closes the circle of creation.

TRANSVERTICAL 2
2018
wax model for bronze
15 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm

 

 

This thorny tower began as bare branch transit points that developed into crystallized transfer stations. The wrench-like apex positions two opposing values against each other, referencing the dual nature of all life.

TRANSVERTICAL 3
2018
wax model for bronze
14.5 x 3 x 2 cm

 

 

The only Transvertical to metamorphise into abstract figuration again began by channeling a stately tree. The branches became geometrical, the attitude protective and welcoming, the outlook to the beyond.

TRANSVERTICAL 4
2018
wax model for bronze
18 x 7.5 x 7 cm

 

SG 31 - CELTIC SPLIT 2
2017
bronze, claystone, steel, oil encaustic
53 x 15.5 x 14 cm

 

 

SG 30 - CELTIC SPLIT 1
2017
bronze, claystone, steel, oil encaustic
54 x 15 x 14 cm

 

 

 

PODFLOW 19 - SENTINEL OF REGENERATION (ERIN BEYOND)
2017
steel & fibreglass gypsum cement, resin finish
180 x 35 x 36 cm

 

 

 

PODFLOW 18 - SENTINEL OF REGENERATION (TAHNEE WITHIN)
2017
steel & fibreglass gypsum cement, resin finish
180 x 35 x 35 cm

HEADWORK – JADE
2017
alumina cement, graphite resin
72 x 39 x 23.5 cm

 

 

SPLIT GAZER 29
2017
gypsum cement, resin colour, granite
43 x 20 x 15 cm

 

SPLIT GAZER 28
2017
gypsum cement, resin colour, granite
52 x 20 x 15 cm

 

 

 

SPIRIT STREAM – CLOUD WALKER
2017
bronze, concrete, wood, steel, oil/wax finish
191 x 27 x 27 cm

 

SPIRIT STREAM – MOON SEEKER
2017
bronze, shell, stone, wood, steel, oil/wax finish
178 x 27 x 27 cm

 

 

HEADWORK - MOON
2016
clay
70 cm high

 

LUNAR LODGE 10
2016
alumina cement, steel, wood, oil/wax finish
242 x 185 x 40 cm

 

PODFLOW 17 – TANYA
2016
alumina cement aggregate, resin & encaustic
166 x 34 x 39 cm

 

STREAM GAZER 6 
2016
alumina cement aggregate, resin & encaustic
188 x 36 x 34 cm

 

GUARDIANS OF THE SECRET (maquette at 10% size of the completed clay in China)
2016
simulated bronze
36 x 48 x 24 cm

 

BEACON OF THE STREAM PASSAGE
2016
bronze, alumina cement aggregate, sandstone
226 x 36 x 36 cm

 

ECO-PORTAL (THE PORTAL MISTRESS SINGS)
2015 / 2016
bronze
520 x 240 x 104 cm

 

HEADWORK - SASHA (XIAOU)
2015
clay
30 cm high

 

SG 27 – THE PORTAL MISTRESS SINGS
2015
resin bronze
45 cm high

 

 

PORTAL OF REGENERATION (ECO-PORTAL OF CHANGSHA)
2015 
fibreglass alumina cement, metallic encaustic
65 x 30 x 13 cm


STREAM TOWER OF REGENERATION (ECO-TOWER OF CHANGSHA)
2015
fibreglass alumina cement, metallic encaustic
62 x 19 x 18 cm

 

STREAM GAZER OF REGENERATION (ECO-GAZER OF CHANGSHA)
2015
fibreglass alumina cement, metallic encaustic
71 x 17 x 28 cm

 

 

COLUMN GAZERS 2 – PHLIP / WANDA REDUX
2015 (revision from 2000)
gypsum cement, fiber, stone, resin colour & graphite encaustic
203 x 34 x 34 cm

 


HEADWORK – SOPHIE
2015
gypsum cement, oak wood, steel, resin colour
196 x 31 x 26 cm

 

 

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