Sculpture: Contemplative Figure with Echinacea and Butterflies
I have been making these standing figures since 2006. Inspired by Chinese tomb figures, I have thought of them as monks, as nuns and more recently simply as meditating figures. I hand build these hollow then carve and decorate the surface when it is still wet clay. This figure is carved with a detailed rendering of echinacea or coneflower, accented by transfers of butterflies and flowers under the turquoise glaze. Truly a serene figure. 6" deep by 10" wide and 25" in height!
Surface is a wonderful medley of turquoise, olive green, gold and black glazes. As with all of my sculptures these are meant for indoor enjoyment only.
Signed Sullivan, 2019 on the body.