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Profile image of Maurice van CootenMaterials such as stone, clay, metal and earth pigments used for painting reflect the primal forces Maurice likes to express throughout the collections of art. Passionate about the abundant beauty of a natural surrounding, New Zealand; subjects such as the landscapes and bird life of the Waitakeres, West Coast of Auckland, are absorbed by Maurice in his daily existence. Art works are suggestive of places, plants, horizons, beaches, species and emphasis is placed on expression. The art works created are vessels for symbols or archetypes of New Z...

Sculpture: 'Flower of Life (Symbolic Flower statue or statuette)'
by Maurice van Cooten

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Ceramic Abstract Contemporary Modern Outdoor Outside Garden / Yard sculpture statuary sculpture by sculptor Maurice van Cooten titled: 'Flower of Life (Symbolic Flower statue or statuette)'
Ceramic Abstract Contemporary Modern Outdoor Outside Garden / Yard sculpture statuary sculpture by sculptor Maurice van Cooten titled: 'Flower of Life (Symbolic Flower statue or statuette)' - Artwork View 1 Ceramic Abstract Contemporary Modern Outdoor Outside Garden / Yard sculpture statuary sculpture by sculptor Maurice van Cooten titled: 'Flower of Life (Symbolic Flower statue or statuette)' - Artwork View 2 Ceramic Abstract Contemporary Modern Outdoor Outside Garden / Yard sculpture statuary sculpture by sculptor Maurice van Cooten titled: 'Flower of Life (Symbolic Flower statue or statuette)' - Artwork View 3
Sculpture description:
Raku fired Ceramic sculpture. Raku is a traditional Japanese firing technique, hand molded pottery is removed from the hot kiln and is allowed to cool in the open air or in a container filled with combustible material. This results in crackle glaze structure, black surfaces where clay has been exposed to smoke. Color transitions where heat reduction of elementals such as copper change from bronze, red, blue and green. The result of Raku firing is irregular, rustic, producing `one of a kind`, expressing the notion of `wabi-sabi` a Japanese aesthetic.
Artist's comments:
Inspired by the geometric pattern known as the `flower of life`, Interlacing circles of the same diameter forming a flower pattern with a sixfold symmetry. The center of each circle being on the circumference of the surrounding circles. It is said to depict the fundamental forms of space and time. A visual expression of the connections woven through life and all sentient beings.
Dimensions/size: 45 x 36 x 40 cm (height x width x depth)
approx: 1 ft 5 2/3 in x 1 ft 2 1/6 in x 1 ft 3 3/4 in
Edition: 1
Medium: ceramic
Sculptor: Maurice van Cooten [sculptor profile]
Price: £
542

Converted prices below are only for guidance and should be checked:
638
/ USD $
695
/ AUD $
922
/ CAD $
944
/ CHF
691
Availability: No, artwork probably sold out
Category: Organic / Abstract Sculpture
Abstract Contemporary Modern Outdoor Outside Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine
Ceramic Sculptures
Round Disk, Dish, Flat Circular Ring Shaped Sculptures / Statues statuette statuary
Abstract Plants Fruits Trees Leaves Flowers Statues Sculptures
Weight:
Title: Flower of Life (Symbolic Flower statue or statuette)
Finish: Glazed
Recommended Usage: Indoors only (finish and/or material and/or size may be unsuitable for the garden)
Year: 2003
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