Sculpture: "Still" with Hibiscus and Bird
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. I carved this meditation figure with a new hibiscus pattern that I quite love. A bird joins it in meditation. 7" deep by 8" wide and 15" 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 and a waxy white on the blooms. As with all of my sculptures these are meant for indoor enjoyment only.
Signed "Sullivan, Canada" on the bottom.