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Profile image of Edward FlemingEdward Fleming carves and teaches realistic human figurative sculpture and also abstract sculpture in marble and limestone through direct stone-carving. His work is traditional in technique and attention to anatomical detail but his subjects are contemporary. Fleming creates both self-directed and commissioned sculptures. He is a licensed Architect and has been making stone sculpture since 1993. His art education derives from 20 years of working and apprenticing with master carvers and other artists in Italy and the United States. Edward Flemin...

Sculpture: 'Golden Spiral'
by Edward Fleming

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Turkish Afyon marble Carved Stone, Marble, Alabaster, Soap Stone Granite Lime stone sculpture by sculptor Edward Fleming titled: 'Golden Spiral'
Turkish Afyon marble Carved Stone, Marble, Alabaster, Soap Stone Granite Lime stone sculpture by sculptor Edward Fleming titled: 'Golden Spiral' - Artwork View 1 Turkish Afyon marble Carved Stone, Marble, Alabaster, Soap Stone Granite Lime stone sculpture by sculptor Edward Fleming titled: 'Golden Spiral' - Artwork View 2 Turkish Afyon marble Carved Stone, Marble, Alabaster, Soap Stone Granite Lime stone sculpture by sculptor Edward Fleming titled: 'Golden Spiral' - Artwork View 3 Turkish Afyon marble Carved Stone, Marble, Alabaster, Soap Stone Granite Lime stone sculpture by sculptor Edward Fleming titled: 'Golden Spiral' - Artwork View 4 Turkish Afyon marble Carved Stone, Marble, Alabaster, Soap Stone Granite Lime stone sculpture by sculptor Edward Fleming titled: 'Golden Spiral' - Artwork View 5
Sculpture description:
There is a hidden relationship of proportion between all living things. The chambers of a nautilus shell have the same patterns of proportion as the veins in a fig leaf or the fingers on your hands. This phenomenon has been called the Golden Mean; the Golden Rectangle and the Golden Spiral. Since the times of ancient Greece and Rome, as well as many other older civilizations, it has been the foundation of proportions for classical architecture and sculpture. This sculpture is a reflection of the relationship of proportions between the human form and classical architecture. The viewer will see a man, floating in what appears to be simultaneously a still body of water and the capital of a column. He is gazing, meditating upon the surface of the water. His arms are outstretched and the profiles of his face, hair, shoulders, arms and hands are well defined against the sky. His hands dip below the water and align with the Ionic spirals at the edges of the sculpture. Here, the man and the architecture are one, creating a synthesis in form between a living person and the architecture he designs and builds as a reflection of his form, which he then leaves for future generations to explore and understand. And there is another hand which emerges from the water and holds the back of the man`s head in a firm grip. For all the creativity, consideration and hard work artists brings to their art and architecture, there are almost always other forces, distractions and demons that challenge the artist and must be met. When you consider that marble is metamorphosed limestone which was created by the sedimentary deposits of sea life hundreds of millions of years ago, you realize that this connection between the human form, marble sculpture and architecture and the nautilus shell, or the golden spiral is poetic to say the least
Artist's comments:
I carved this sculpture was carved during the 2nd annual Heykel Kolonisi symposium in Denisli, Turkey during the summer of 2012
Dimensions/size: 6 ft x 6 ft 2 in x 3 ft 2 in (height x width x depth)
approx: 182.9 x 188 x 96.5 cm
It is a lifesize sculpture
Edition: unique
Medium: Turkish Afyon marble
Sculptor: Edward Fleming [sculptor profile]
Price: Price on Application
Availability: No, artwork probably sold out
Category: Human Figurative Sculptures
Public Art Sculpture
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Allegorical / Parable Sculpture
Carved Stone, Marble, Alabaster, Soap Stone Granite Lime stone
Weight: 5680 Kg / 12496 lb
Title: Golden Spiral
Finish: honed, textured, polished
Recommended Usage: Indoors and as a Garden Sculpture
Year: 2012
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