Sculpture: Contemplative Figure with Arabesques
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 sash of black arabesques, accented by transfers of more arabesques and an undercoat of elaborately carved, you guessed it, arabesques. All of this under a magical glaze blend of golds, turquoises and olive greens and white. Truly a serene figure. 6" deep by 8" wide and 23.5" in height! Great magic in this series.
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 on the body.