The Ballet Dancer
Dancer (Life-size bronze)
Male Torso Medium
Ostrich Dance (Female)
Yin & Yang
Equus Somni - a collaboration with artist Jahni Wasserfall
Written by co-artist Jahni Wasserfall:
"Our chosen theme is Equus – a well known story about a conflicted young man suppressed by societies dictation of what is acceptable. He escapes from this mind-body conflict (religion/sexuality), into a different world through his interaction with horses.
A traditional bronze sculpture of a man on a horse, was our starting point - a definite recognizable image showing the interaction between man and animal. This was taken further in the next step – a second bronze sculpture in which the original image was reworked, changed and finished off by painting on the actual sculpture – thus taking it out of the expected norms for a bronze sculpture. The focus shifts from the physical, emotional and sexual (man in conflict with his animal side), to a spiritual presence. Man and horse both becomes ‘unreal’ – a horse spirit and shaman/spiritual warrior, disappearing into landscape orientated shapes. The compositional lines that breaks-up and divides the forms remind one of roads in nature or the lines and cracks one would find in a glaciated riverbed. The second sculpture breaks with convention. It creates a different mood and the opportunity to escape into an otherworldly experience."
It ain't heavy...