Original artwork hand sculpted from Southern Beech, Blackheart Sassafras, Poplar and Silver Ash.
Harlequin Dream is a sculpted visage intended to portray a dream state in which the sounds and patterns of the waking world intrude upon the surreal nightscape of the dream, creating a schism where the dreamer is caught between 'worlds'.
This work is hand carved from inset diamond pieces of Southern Beech, Blackheart Sassafras, Poplar and Silver Ash. The features of the face are folded out to follow the contours of the surface, which is a resemblance of chequered fabric rippling in a breeze.
This artwork is 315mm (12.4 inches) wide, 238mm (9.37 inches) high and 51mm (2.01 inches) deep and weighs 648 grams. The finish is hand-burnished clear lacquer.
Original artwork hand sculpted from Silver Ash, Walnut and Ebony.
The Room For Dreaming sculpture is a visual representation of the dream state in which the events and ambience of the 'real' external world drift through into the alternative consciousness of the dream, engendering a state of open flow and connection between worlds, akin to a reverie.
The form and features of the face portrayed in this work are intended to evoke a paradoxical sense of simultaneous calm and adventure which we associate with a dreaming state in which we have the sensation of moving freely and observing vivid events that seem to promise a bright future. The encroachment of open space on the visage and the inner sanctum of the symbolic 'room' below it provides a flow into and through the inner space of the dream, representing the connection between the dream state and the everyday reality of the surrounding environment.
The sculpture is hand carved from Silver Ash with Walnut insets, and set on an Ebony-framed base. The finished artwork is 219mm 8.62 inches) long, 172mm (6.77 inches) wide and 183mm (7.22 inches) high and weighs 599 grams. The finish is hand-burnished clear acrylic polymer lacquer.
Original artwork hand sculpted from Silver Ash, English Lime and Sassafras.
The Temple Sunrise sculpture is conceived to represent the momentary transition of consciousness which occurs as one crosses between the realms of sleep and wakefulness. It seeks to capture the sensation that the body and mind are a vessel into which the light of wakefulness dawns.
In this sculpted form, mind and body are represented as a temple embodying the perception of the mind’s eye at the moment of waking, when right brain functions begin their ascendancy after the phantasms and imaginings of dream sleep. This is represented here as a "sunrise" pattern of radiating insets of ash and lime emanating from the right temple. Just as the right brain connects to the left side of the body, so the foremost ray passes from the left temple over the left eye which is beginning to flicker open. The duality of the left and right, dark and light, asleep and awake are carried through in the ascending "stairs" motif on the floor within the supporting temple structure.
The sculpture is hand carved from Silver Ash with English Lime insets, and set on a structure composed of hand turned and joined segments of Sassafras. The finished artwork is 314mm (12.36 inches) long, 314mm (12.36 inches) wide and 212mm (8.35 inches) high and weighs 2,076 grams. The finish is hand-burnished clear acrylic polymer lacquer.