Artist's description:

This one-off piece has been sculpted from inspiration by David Bowie's influence in the 1980's cult classic film, the Labyrinth.

Each element of the mask has been intricately designed to creatively reflect scenes from the film with a unique and observational insight.

The initial inspiration for this piece derives from the scene when the character of Sarah enters a dream world where she dances with The Goblin King, Jareth at the masquerade ball. The various symbolisations within the piece include the bird's head and feet which represents Jareth's transformation into the majestic owl.

The crystal ball that Jareth uses to hypnotise Sarah is illustrated by the glass marbles gripped in both the bird's feet and on the eye lens. The Celtic maze set in the right cheek is a comparison of the labyrinth itself- the endless confusion that becomes embedded in Sarah's mind throughout her journey.

The two silver spindles on top of the right eye lens convey the hour glass that ebbed away at Sarah's time and the head phone speaker references the music of David Bowie in the soundtrack.

The heart bead that hangs from the plait represents Sarah's love for her lost brother and the plait itself is the twisted path she takes.

The moss stone in the left eye lens portrays the myriad of underworld characters that both help and hinder Sarah on her quest. The jester red and green skull sashes are a statement of the dark tricks and distractions that Jareth throws at Sarah to entrap her and the feathers are a flight of fantasy.

Materials used:

Clay, metals, wood, manmade fibre.

'Labyrinth' - Bowie inspired (2016)


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This artwork is sold by Doug Spellacey from United Kingdom

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