"Death needs time like a junkie needs junk. And what does Death need time for? The answer is sooo simple. Death needs time for what it kills to grow in, for Ah Pook’s sweet sake, you stupid vulgar greedy ugly American death-sucker." – (William S. Burroughs: 'Ah Pook the Destroyer')
When I started to work on this piece Ah Pook was all I could think of, we all need time to grow in, we all are in search of that answer. The symbolism of the bronzes in ‘For Ah Pook’s Sake’ is their hunger, their desire for life, for time.
'Out of the Woods' is a new series of wall hung and free standing sculptures inspired by the forests surrounding my home. Found wood is lovingly selected and the true beauty of the natural bark is preserved by building up layers of shellac.
Each piece depicts symbolic faerie folk emerging from the beautifully textured world they inhabit, entering into our reality, created in polished bronze.
Combining the natural & the man made, with the characters all having a desire to climb, to rise, reaching constantly higher. There is some parallel to life, in that we all aspire to reach greater heights in work, relationships and achievements; forever driving onwards to the next big thing.
Polished bronze on highly lacquered natural tree root
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