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 II (Egyptian Princess and Baby statue)' by Billie Bond
A Big Black Ceramic Garden Sculpture of Egyptian Goddess Princess with young Baby or Infant For Outdoors Outside. Slab built with hollow construction. High Stoneware fired with Billie`s own unique process of stirling silver inlay. The side panels have over 1400 3mm ceramic glazed tiles, painstakingly inlaid to create a QR code which the viewer can scan with their mobile phone. This connects the viewer with the sculpture`s own Facebook page and debates on breastfeeding trends. The sculpture is part of a pair, the other representing maternity/pregnancy. Both are priced indiviually. A Visually Superb and Tecnologically Sophisticated Contemporary Sculpture Ideal for Inside Indoors For Interior Display
Explores motherhood, a theme that has been expressed through sculpture by humans since the beginning of civilisation, but a subject today that seems to have been pushed aside by education, career aspirations and financial constraints This work is the result of questioning today?s rejection of breast-feeding. 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.
65 x 23 x 42 cm (height x width x depth)
approx: 2 ft 1 3/5 in x 9 in x 1 ft 4 1/2 in It is a statuette sculpture It is a 0.5 times lifesize sculpture
Just today the package with the sculpture ”Forest Fairy” has arrived. Safe, perfectly packed. I must say “Forest Fairy” is really beautiful, great! I like her very much, her hands, her emotional dance, feelings hidden in her body. Thank you for filling my home with beauty. I wish you both a lot of enthusiasm for marvellous work you do.
Jana Kasparova, Kosice, Slovakia.