Sculpture: "Still" with Turquoise Arabesque
Part of the "Still" series. I have been making these meditation figures since 2006. Inspired by Chinese tomb figures, the original inspiration was actually a musician holding cymbals, but I have always regarded them as meditating figures. I hand build these hollow then carve and decorate the surface when it is still wet clay. This meditation figure is carved with an arabesque design, accented by transfer design in black that mimics the carving. The figure sits with his feet tucked under his seat in a kneeling position. Two crows visit. 6" deep by 10" wide and 17" in height! I cannot stress enough how unique each one of these figures is.
Surface is a wonderful medley of turquoise, olive green and black glazes. As with all of my sculptures these are meant for indoor enjoyment only.
Signed Sullivan on the body.