This is a biomorphic soap stone sculpture exploring the form of a bird. During the process of making this piece, observing how it wanted to be shaped and formed, it began to take on the shape of two birds from side angles. This began to form into what appears to be a mother feeding her chick or two birds interacting with one another, which I kept and shaped into the overall form. Through working with this material I am feeling for the natural rhythm of the curve and where it wants to flow, seeking a balance of form in its shape.
This piece is an experimental piece exploring biomorphism as I began using soap stone to see what would happen without working from any drawings, just observing what the piece of soap stone wanted to become, releasing the form from within the stone. I am very pleased with how this formed and it has inspired me to explore more sculptural forms following this process of making - especially larger forms.
This piece seems to resonate with the forms of Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, who are inspirations for my biomorphic pieces.
A plinth made from recycled pallet wood will be supplied - see supplied image from Pangaea to gain an idea of the natural look of the wood plinth this sculpture will sit on.
It has been polished with special protection material applied after the making of the object.
Daytime and nighttime shots of the image. Black wood plinth not actual that will be supplied. Currently making the plinth and will upload when completed. To give an idea the plinth will be like the look of the frames I make using pallet wood with its natural grain.