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Sculpture: Bronze, Granite on Bronze.
The first two pieces in the Circus collection are taken from a collaboration with the No Fit State Circus, and explore aerial art using silks.
The shapes created are in many ways balletic, but with the added tension and intensity of danger- a nerve stretching dance of grace and gravity, mesmerising for the audience and intoxicating for the creation of sculpture.
Working with the aerialist, I was uniquely able to view the anatomical movements, shifts and tensions of the performance, not only from below with the audience but at close eye level and above, which gave me an insight into the discipline and courage required by the performers.
Their bodies were as a machine, uncompromisingly tuned to deliver one beautiful transition of shape form and balance after another, after another. For a sculptor this is pure source of inspiration and only the beginning of a deeper fascination.
Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection
Featured in Saatchi Art's curated series, Inside The Studio