Showing my Stone Sculptures in the Coastal Gallery is such a treat. The Gallery has notably a great selection of Artworks. Many different styles and media. There is quite a significant Maritime theme including very colourful paintings, ceramics and Sculpture. Well worth a visit. Furthering my audience. ” Sail V ” and ” Tale “.
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Sail V. Abstract Portland Stone Sculpture
This Stone Sculpture is a variation on a series I ‘ve been working on recently. Inspired by the dynamic and sculptural forms of sails. I find the fragility of the Portland Stone carved to its structural limit and the tension of the wind-blown sail really work well together. Since I was a youngster I’ve been fascinated by the Sea. Consequently, pulling on these memories to demonstrate Natures beauty. There’s a very relevant connection from the Sail Sculpture to Portland stone which was formed in a marine environment. Unfortunately, mine doesn’t float!
“Tale”. Carrara Marble.
Here, in particular, I ‘ve been playing with circular shapes. Bisecting them to see the forms they create. I particularly enjoy carving these abstract shapes. Especially as the viewers can interpret the forms in their own way. Some might, for example, see a Butterfly others a Whales Tail. Its been the first time I’ve carved Carrara Marble. What a beautiful stone it is. Consequently, I had to learn the techniques of polishing which is a long process. I specifically contrasted the sculpture and the base by using different stones. This really emphasizes the patterns and textures.
So whenever you find yourself in the area of Lymington do definitely drop in and have a look in this Gallery. Certainly, look out for my Stone Sculptures.