Work in Progress
Work in progress as part of my artist in residency at the Chendeerit High school ()Middletoon Cheney, oxfordshire)
“Surging up" is a sculpted symbol for the primeval life energy that animates and flows through all life forms. It is a positive three dimensional statement about vitality, expansion and growth, rooted and balanced by inner strength..
Initially it was based on a tree, but grew to embody the dynamic energy of water surging out of the ground combined with the sensuality and solidity of the human figure.
Through sinuous curves and expansive gestures the sculpture is morphing unrelated elements and conflicting views into one cohesive piece: a trunk channeling the energies from underground, leaves or fruit reminiscent of a whale's tail in mid air, and a windblown tree.
It can be read as a spiritual sculpture, without being overly prescriptive: it attempts to give form to the invisible energies that one feels and experiences within one’s body, and that make all bodies come alive - the energies that one senses in other creatures of all kinds, human beings included.