Gas Lamp 1888 Sculpture

David Westwood

United Kingdom

Sculpture, Wood on Aluminium

Size: 11.5 W x 19.5 H x 6.5 D in

This artwork is not for sale.
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About The Artwork

As I did a history degree, I am fascinated by times past and often try to recreate them in my artwork. This is my first true 3D sculpture but not my last. It is a sculpture with a function as it can act as a night-light by holding a candle, giving the impression of the gas light by night. It was in the shadows of such street lights that crimes told and untold occurred in ninetieth century England. The unspeakable horrors of villains such as Jack the Ripper. A City by night , caught in the flickering flame that gave Charles Dickens his inspiration and in turn mine. Created with Abalone Shell for the decoration of the roof of the lamp, in aluminum, glass, clay, plastic, glitter, wood and leather. It is idea for a fire side or a dinning table. The only reason it is not presently for sale is that I cannot yet workout how best to send it. In a wooden crate of course. It is however fragile and a heavy blow to the crate in transit could damage it. When I have worked out the best way forward I will then put it up for sale.

Details & Dimensions

Sculpture:Wood on Aluminium

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:11.5 W x 19.5 H x 6.5 D in

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I am a 56-year-old gay man from a working-class background, living in Greater Birmingham, UK. I began creating by writing books and screenplays. I turned to painting in 2013 when a 9 year relationship ended. My evenings became lonely so I painted to fill an empty space. I suffer with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depression and Anxiety, I am also Dyslexic. My disabilities give me the ability to visualize complex images. I paint what I feel about what I see rather than merely what I see. I am telling stories with my paintings. It is for the observer to decide what the story is. It may be different things to different people. It was recently put to me by the buyer of my artwork, The Price of Sugar, that I often (not always) deal with emotive and hard-hitting issues with a touch of humor. I think he is right. I have sold a number of originals. Most recently I sold my oil painting, A Royal Dilemma to a professional collector/ art dealer in Texas, United Sates, via Saatchi Art, also I have sold The Victorian Policeman, via Saatchi Art to a professional collector/ art dealer in Montreal, Canada, and The Price of Sugar, to a professional collector/art dealer in London, UK. I have sold a number of works locally through exhibitions at a nearby stately home and the Art Yard Gallery. I have sold over 100 prints to date to members of the public in the UK, Canada, USA, Australia, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Italy, and France. On Friday 24th February, a collector from Scotland visited my at home and after viewing my work purchased. Adrift, Stonewall 1969 and Rainbow Bird. I am honored by the compliment paid me. I create three types of art. Political, LGBTQ and art that is created just because it is pretty and would look good on a wall. I work in oil paints on canvas board and also work in mixed media. Some of my artwork doesn't really fit into a defined category. It is sculpture on canvas board, using all types of materials, such as, plastic, wood, bark, glitter, fabrics, sand and metal foils. Creation process: 1. I have to create the image in my head as none are copies from other sources such as photos. I may however, take dimensions, such as size relationships from other sources. 2. My work is handmade by me. There is no one else involved in the process what-so-ever. (Many of the “greats” employ teams of artist and they simply sign the art with their name). I don’t do this. I create myself! 3. I spend time on creating, many hours.

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