Gordon Becker, being utterly captivated by a film of an Inuit carver creating an image full of magic and power from a raw lump of stone, Gordon Becker determined then and there to become a carver and sculptor.
Sculpture: 'African Dancer (Finely Carved life size female Wood Wild sculptures)' by Gordon Becker
Hand Carved Life Size Woman Dancer in a variety of woods Hyper Realistic Indoor Inside Interior sculptures or Statues For Sale by Gordon Becker. It has been written of this Work of Art...."This sculpture For Sale is constructed with Laminated Slabs of White Pine for the Costume. The Face, Arms and Feet are Meticulously Carved from White Walnut. The Hair is Carved from Ebony Billiard Cue Blanks and is a wonderful example of that Brilliant Wood Carving sculptor Gordon Becker. His statuettes continue to achieve the impossible by improving all he time. Have a look at his other dance sculptures.... Dance of Generations, Japanese Dancer, The Black Dancer, The Blue Dancer, The Red Dancer
Inspired by the African-turned-Canadian dancer Zelma Badu, the dancer turns her face to the blazing sun while her feet are rooted in her native soil. The ebony hair, made from billiard cue blanks, heavy, visually and physically, strikes towards the earth in a gesture of defiance at being stolen for games played in northern parlours.
127 x 63.5 x 111.8 cm (height x width x depth)
approx: 4 ft 2 in x 2 ft 1 in x 3 ft 8 in It is a lifesize sculpture
African Dancer (Finely Carved life size female Wood Wild sculptures)
Varathane and enamel
Indoors only (finish and/or material and/or size may be unsuitable for the garden)
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"All my life as an artist I have asked myself: What pushes me continually to make sculpture? I have found the answer. art is an action against death. It is a denial of death. " Jacques Lipchitz 1891-1973
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