Materials 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...
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.
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.
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
Thank you again for your wonderful and professional assistance throughout. I am so enjoying my "Running Hare"....I call her Lucy. I received a lovely email from Lucy (Lucy Kinsella the Sculptress) earlier this week and the Running Hare (www.artparks.co.uk/s1104) is now safely in my possession. As I told Lucy, the piece is more beautiful and delicate than I had been expecting. She is very special..
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