Contemporary Sculpture at ARTPARK Sculpture EXHIBITIONS
The sculptural composition acknowledges an
architectural quality, which stems from my interest in design, architecture and
construction. This work continues to investigate architectural ideas and design
with the emphasis on the vertical, referencing totems and figures.
The totem is a subject, which has
occupied me for years. Intrigued by the totems from various cultures and
civilisations, such as Aboriginal, African, Central and South American and
Oceanic tribes, Ancient European and Eastern civilisations. My interest in the
totem extends to the totem pole, where not only a connection has been
established with my interest in architectural references but also with the
figure, the quasi-representation of our selves. Questioning the need for humans
to erect tall vertical structures from the times of Stonehenge to the modern
high rise. A curious parallel is the evolutionary stages of man- from the
horizontal to the vertical.