Sculpture: "Still" with Lotus Flowers
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 lotus flower on the heart and root chakras, accented by transfer designs of more lotus flowers over the body that break between turquoise, rust and charcoal. It contemplates yet another flower the lap.The figure sits with his feet tucked under his seat in a kneeling position. 7" deep by 8" wide and 14" in height! I cannot stress enough how unique each one of these figures is.
Surface is a wonderful medley of turquoise, gold, olive green and black glazes with a matte white on the lotus flowers. As with all of my sculptures these are meant for indoor enjoyment only.
Signed Sullivan on the body.