Southwest China Sandstone
''Mu Wen Sha Yan''
''Wooden Wave Stone''
1m 10 Face
1m 40 Side
Private Collection Ireland
The carving of the sculpture 'WISE' came to me as a private commission. My client was quite sure as to what he wanted as a sculpture for his garden and my brief was to make a sculpture to represent something on the lines of the Easter Island heads in stone.
After viewing his gardens a site was chosen for the finished sculpture and I set about making a model to scale. The choice of stone was left to me and I chose a Sandstone from Yunnan Province in
This sandstone was suitable for outdoors due to it's hardness and the stone had a very distinctive grain in it that looked like wood and when wet it had a golden hue which my client liked because of his passion for trees and therefore I ordered the stone in December 2005 in two blocks. My reason for this was due to transport on the roads and lifting into site by crane. The two blocks arrived into Ireland in March 2006 by sea and I began to work. The blocks were carved separate and then doweled on site and finished. I allowed myself three months to make and deliver to site, a little too tight a deadline working on my own but work-work-work and it can be done. It was delivered and sited on the appointed time to my client's satisfaction.
My reason in naming the sculpture ''WISE'' was because of my client. I found him to be a wise and humble man and to this day he does not know the true reason as to why the sculpture is called 'WISE' but when I presented my working model to him and told him the title I said, because it looks 'WISE'. When an Artist finds a client who allows him to 'listen to the stone' and be the Artist he is
Daf, this is a very nice statue, after two hundred years .... 23rd century our descendant might think that it's done by an alien! If I have a big garden like that I would like to have one standing there. A very nice garden with such a nice statue, wonderful job, what a haven to live in an environment like that!
J.M.T.T. .... Thank you for your time to look into my blog and your comment.
WISE simply relates the Sensitivity of the Artist-the Wisdom and Strength involved in Making and Creating a Gigantic Art piece-he's Standing Tall and the Pride of indeed a Noble Work-a Meaningful Sculpture.
Thank you Jlau for your comment and look forward to seeing more from you.... your time permitting.
DAF.WITH ALL DUE RESPECT TO YOUR LEARNED CLIENT HE DEMONSTRATES TO ME HIS INTELLECTUAL PROWESS PURELY IN TURNING TO YOUR LEARNED SELF FOR ENLIGHTENMENT.I WOULD HAVE TO SAY IF I ONLY HAD A GARDEN.......I WOULD STEAL THE FUCKING THING .ITS ANOTHER MASTERPIECE , DAVE B.
Thank you Dave B. for your comment.
With all due respect to my 'learned client' it's because of him in commissioning me to carve 'Wise' it would not be standing in his garden and true if I had a garden myself I would also steal it ....
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