Silent Observers

Silent Observers, this item was discovered in one of the garden homes, near the Puer Garden temple.

Photgraphed in the gallery during the day.

Photographed in the gallery during the day.  Cast brass, cornmeal and a turned acacia wood bowl.

This is one of my favorite sculptures to produce, each time they are slightly different with their own unique twist. The animal heads are created from carving the original head from wax and then cast in brass (lost wax method)…gallery goers have questioned whether they are squirrels, rodents or turtle heads…but they are just what they are “animal heads.” I enjoy the fact that the heads look neither alive nor dead but just frozen in time – my silent observers. To make their plight more beautiful they rest securely in a bowl of sacred cornmeal.

Photographed at night in the gallery with just the gallery spot lights on makes the work much dramatic looking adding to the stoic somber mood of the observers.

Photographed at night in the gallery with just the gallery spot lights on makes the work much more dramatic looking adding to the stoic somber mood of the observers.

 

 

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