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Profile image of Gordon BeckerGordon 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: 'First Flight'
by Gordon Becker

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White pine and rocking chair Portrait Sculptures / Commission or Bespoke or Customised sculpture by sculptor Gordon Becker titled: 'First Flight'
White pine and rocking chair Portrait Sculptures / Commission or Bespoke or Customised sculpture by sculptor Gordon Becker titled: 'First Flight' - Artwork View 1
Sculpture description:
this piece is made from laminated white pine. It was the first of the laminated and carved pieces that liberated the figure from the strictures of the shape of the log. It was the beginning of experimentation with changing the direction of the grain to reflect the anatomy of the figure and to allow for more dynamism in wood sculpture.
Artist's comments:
My first flight was from the top of a three metre column on which as a very small child I was attempting to balance. I fell onto a cement sidewalk, landing on my head, and nearly perishing from the impact. Many years later, during a very painful marriage break-up the entire episode came back to me in full detail, including the sound of my head hitting the cement. Such a powerful moment could not go unremarked and this sculpture was the result.
Dimensions/size: 140 x 51 x 120 cm (height x width x depth)
approx: 4 ft 7 1/8 in x 1 ft 8 in x 3 ft 11 1/4 in
Edition: 1
Medium: White pine and rocking chair
Sculptor: Gordon Becker [sculptor profile]
Price: £
6,334

Converted prices below are only for guidance and should be checked:
7,496
/ USD $
7,952
/ AUD $
10,356
/ CAD $
10,424
/ CHF
7,982
Availability: No, artwork probably sold out
Category: Children Child Babies Infants Toddlers Kids Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines
Portrait Sculptures / Commission or Bespoke or Customised Sculptures
Carved Wood Sculptures
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture
Children Playing Sculptures or Statues or statuettes
Balancing Sculptures
Weight: 18 Kg / 39.6 lb
Title: First Flight
Finish: Varathane
Recommended Usage: Indoors only (finish and/or material and/or size may be unsuitable for the garden)
Year: 1986
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