Monday, 29 February 2016

Cooler Times.

As the long, hot summer begins to cool, Ceramic Break Sculpture Park is again open to all. During our quiet time, thanks go to Nerida and Kylie for keeping the Park watered, mowed and clean. Kerry’s bronzes attract the birds, they love to leave multiple messages and cleaning them is a never ending activity.
It is not only Mad Dogs and Englishmen who go out in the midday sun, many intrepid visitors called our Artist in Residence, Margie Makim who paused her own Art work to enthusiastically open the Park and welcome those who made an appointment for a tour. Margie’s show will be our first exhibition in April.
And Kerry continues with the impala. This very tall antelope will be hollow, permitting a view of her inner parts that Kerry has been sculpting, heart, liver, kidneys, bladder and gall bladder to name some of them. It is incredible that we mammals can fit so many organs into such a compact space.
More anon..

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Africa, Cradle of Mankind

Kerry’s latest work looks at Africa, a continent he has long been fascinated by; the people, the Art, the flora and fauna.

Impalas are beautiful creatures of the savannah. They can run fast and leap high, up to 3 times as high as they are tall.

Kerry is sculpting a graceful impala. At an impressive 2 metres  tall and covered in African symbols, written and pictorial, Kerry reminds us that Africa is the cradle of mankind.

Initially sculpting in clay, Kerry created an exquisite frieze depicting impalas drinking. He has also painstakingly drawn symbols and writing that along with the frieze will be cast in bronze and cover the impala.

This is a challenging piece to create by hand.