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Work in progress:

Temple Sunrise

September / October 2001

A new visage sculpture, part of the 'Human Architecture Series', entitled "Temple Sunrise" was undertaken during September and October 2001 and is shown here in stages through to near-completion.

This work pursues the theme of transition between realms of consciousness, in this case seeking to capture the moment of waking as right brain functions begin to emerge from the associations and images of dream sleep.

The piece depicts a human face at the verge of waking, set upon a neo-classical open temple structure with echoes of Graeco-Roman architecture.

The face is carved from English Lime inset with radiating bands of Silver Ash which emanate from the right temple. The floor of the structure below is composed of alternating squares of lime and ash which follow tiered octagonal stairs. The pillared 'temple' structure is made from Sassafras.


A FEW PICTURES ALONG THE WAY


Clamping
Some of the preparatory work
- clamping and positioning
laminations for later carving.


Blocking
More of the early preparations
- fairing a laminated block
before beginning shaping.
Steps & Stairs
Cleaning up the edges of
the 'stairs' (in the floor panel
of the temple structure).
Roughing
Initial roughing-out of the
features of the carved face to
achieve proportions and profile.
Forming
The forming of features as the
lines and contours of the
expression are taking shape.
Detailing
A later stage of sculpting the
face, with finer definition of the
countenance beginning to emerge.



A PICTURE TAKEN DURING PRE-ASSEMBLY
which indicates what the finished work will be like:

Temple Sunrise

The finished work was among a number of new pieces included in a group
exhibition at Art Affairs Gallery (21 November - 2 December 2001).


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