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Australia

Sculpture
Size: 16 H x 5.2 W x 5.2 in

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Art Description

Sculpture: concrete on Other and Wood.

This series of sculptures are created by setting the native seed pods into concrete and then burning the material away. What is left are the fossilised fingerprints of the forms, with the natural resin and carbon leaving stained echoes of the pod’s colour and texture. As nature herself holds the power to violently sculpt our landscape, I too wish to utilise fire as a tool in my sculptural practice.

These sculptures are a subversion on the Eastern ‘Scholars Stones’ (Gongshi China and Suiseki Japan). These revered natural forms take millennia to shape, only after the elements and time have left their mark can these objects hold the spirit of the landscape and become ‘spirit stones’. With these sculptures I am exploring the same philosophy but I am using the exact opposite process. By instantly removing the natural forms that have existed for millions of years I am leaving their ghostly impressions within an industrial man-made material.

Keywords: Polish, Process, Scholar's Stone, Surface, Totem, Void, Concrete, Contrast, Fire, Fossil, Industrial

Subjects: Botanic

Styles: Conceptual, Minimalism, Modern

Mediums: concrete

Materials: Other, Wood

Prints: Botanic Art Prints, Conceptual Art Prints, Minimalism Art Prints, Modern Art Prints, concrete Art Prints, Other Art Prints, Wood Art Prints

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