Sculpture and Carving.
Since the Renaissance, the distinction
has been a matter of education and social class. In direct experience,
the distinction is illusory. Idolatry is a misunderstanding. The
medieval term image-making, embracing the original
traditions of East and West, is a truer description. Images are
to focus attention and help us be aware of ourselves, mirroring
the struggle of the maker. Focus means literally hearth.
Finding innate forms in undifferentiated material is essentially
conjuration, more rite than practice. They must continually be
sacrificed in order to be refined. This is a paradigm.
Price for reinterpretations for all pieces shown
||Buddha, in full lotus posture,
calling Earth to witness: interpretation of 12th cent. gilt bronze,
Pagan, Burma, in Hornton Blue Limestone, 24 inches high, 18 inches
wide, 12 inches deep. Commission. Photography, Tom Foxall