Billie Bond is a figurative sculptor who explores the human form through social and cultural identity, capturing a sensitivity that relates closely to her own experiences of life. As a mother, aspects in the changes of motherhood stimulate her strong feelings of concerns in an ageing population of first-time mothers. Billie continues to experiment with materials and processes to achieve highly crafted objects of aesthetic beauty.
Sculpture: 'A Link With The Past 1 (Modern Ancient Egyptian statue)' by Billie Bond
Slab built, hollow construction. High Ceramic Stoneware Firing, a Contemporary Take on Pregnant Motherhood Ancient Egyptian Sculpture Combined with Modern Technology and Interpretation on the Ancient Theme of an Outside Outdoor Garden Statue or Sculpture. This Allegorical Statue is Made with Billie`s own unique method of Stirling Silver Inlay. The side panels are set with over 1400 3mm ceramic glazed tiles, painstakingly arranged to be an interactive QR code. The code can be scanned via the viwer`s mobile phone to connect them to an internet page that explains the sculpture`s being.
This work is the result of questioning today?s decline of young planned motherhood. It is one half of a pair of sculptures, priced individually. Princess Tootee sits with quiet Egyptian-like authority as befits a deity worthy of worship. However, using the notion of ancient artifacts as a vehicle to consider the decay of maternity and motherhood parallels Princess Tootee with that of a forgotten civilization. Synthesizing the latest digital communication technology within the traditional craft of mosaics brings this work into the contemporary world. Deciphering the QR code with a mobile phone invites the viewer to be part of the creative process and is a step forward in changing the attitudes towards motherhood.
69 x 23 x 42 cm (height x width x depth)
approx: 2 ft 3 1/6 in x 9 in x 1 ft 4 1/2 in It is a maquette sculpture It is a statuette sculpture It is a 0.5 times lifesize sculpture
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