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2010–2014


FROM THE FLOWING STREAM TO GUARDIANS OF THE BEYOND

As the studio filled with fired clays, derived from female models for the Podflow series, work also continued on other fronts, both figurative and not.

The largest of the Beacons, Beacon of Split Desires, was completed for ROCK ON at the Canadian Scultpure Centre in 2011 and stone carving continued with Gazer Sentinel the following year. The first of the Stream Gazers and the three-part Headwork- Ben Triad, were also executed and exhibited in 2012.

However, the greatest concentration was on the completion of Stream and Podflow works for the solo exhibition, STREAM, in the spring of 2014, also at the Canadian Sculpture Centre.

Podstreams are about consciousness and reverence for our condition and place in space; they are monuments to our female origins and our portal of existence. The pods, as the matter of life, evolve and manifest into the female forms that bespeak our origins and stand as metaphor to our home in the cosmos. Streams, derived from the serpent path of consciousness and liberation, ebb and flow through the pods as they enter and exit the figures – they are the pulsations of life and rhythm of energy. They also allude to the shank of time, to the sperm of creation, and the potential for life.

The motif continued in the fall with the Memory Streams and a return to the symbolic tower. This time, the towers rotated and morphed in and out as the streams wove their way in and over the structures suggesting the vagaries of memory, emotion, and time.

For MASS APPEAL, also in the fall of 2014, recycled metal was welded together to fashion the very tall, Ascent of the Guards. Pathways and the meandering stream again exist in these works; in both, the upward journey must traverse through several obstacles, detours, and obstructions before reaching out into endless space.

GAZER GUARDIAN 2
2010
bronze, claystone, steel, resin colour
200 x 39 x 36 cm

 

 

left: PODFLOW 5 – ALICIA 1
2010
fired clay, steel, wood, resin colour
189 x 25.5 x 25.5 cm

right: PODFLOW 6 – PAULA 1
2010
fired clay, steel, wood, resin colour
196 x 25.5 x 25.5 cm

 

 

PODFLOW 7 – LINA
2010
fired clay, steel, wood, resin colour
195 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm

 

GAZER BEYOND THE NOW 2 – JACKIE                                               
2011
fired clay, stone, copper, graphite, resin
100 x 21 x 18 cm

 

 

BEACON OF SPLIT DESIRES
2011
limestone, steel, bronze
277 x 58.5 x 19 cm

 

 

STREAM GAZER 1
2012
fired clay, steel, resin & wax colour
74 x 15 x 14 cm

 

 

STREAM GAZER 2
2012
fired clay, steel, resin & wax colour
104 x 27 x 14 cm

 

 

HEADWORK – BEN TRIAD
2012
gypsum cement, copper, wood, resin colour
165 x 24 x 24 cm (each)

 

 

PODFLOW 8 – ALICIA 2
2012
fired clay, steel, wood, resin colour
178 x 31 x 31 cm        

    

 

left: PODFLOW 9 – SARA
2014
fired clay, steel, wood, resin colour
196 x 28 x 28 cm

right: PODFLOW 10 – ERIN
2014
fired clay, steel, wood, resin colour
188 x 33 x 33 cm

 

 

left: PODFLOW 12 – WENDI
2014
fired clay, steel, wood, resin colour
178 x 35.5 x 35.5 cm

right: PODFLOW 11 – TAHNEE 1
2014
fired clay, steel, wood, resin colour
183 x 35.5 x 35.5 cm

 

 

left: PODFLOW 13DENISE 1
2014
fired clay, steel, wood, resin colour
188 x 35.5 x 35.5 cm

right: PODFLOW 14ROBIN 1
2014
fired clay, steel, wood, resin colour
196 x 35.5 x 35.5 cm

 

PODFLOW 15 – ALICIA 3
2014
fired clay, steel, wood, resin colour
180 x 35.5 x 35.5 cm
     
   

 

 

PODFLOW 16GAYE 2
2014
bronze, limestone, alumina cement
190 x 30.5 x 28 cm

BEACON OF THE STREAM PASSAGE
2014 (revision)
bronze, stone, wood, steel
203 x 48.5 x 34.5 cm

 

LODGE OF THE STREAM SEER
2014
fired clay, steel, wood, oil & resin colour
183 x 50 x 30 cm

 

 

left: STREAM SHIELDORIGIN
2014
alumina cement, bronze, oil colour & graphite finish
82 x 50 x 20 cm

right: STREAM SHIELDDESTINATION
2014
alumina cement, bronze, oil colour & graphite finish
82 x 50 x 20 cm

 

 

MEMORY STREAMREVERIE
2014
fired clay, alumina compound,
encaustic/graphite surfacing
145 x 33 x 33 cm

 

 

MEMORY STREAMDICHOTOMY
2014
fired clay, alumina compound,
encaustic/graphite surfacing
160 x 58 x 58 cm

 

 

left: ASCENT OF THE GUARD 1
2014
steel, iron, spray acrylic
254 x 55 x 48 cm

right: ASCENT OF THE GUARD 2
2014
steel, iron, copper,  spray acrylic
254 x 48 x 33 cm                

 

 

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