Sculpture: "Still" with Hibiscus
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 a pattern of hibiscus flowers and leaves. The figure sits with it's feet tucked under it's seat in a kneeling position. 7" deep by 6" wide and 13" in height! I cannot stress enough how unique each one of these figures is.
Surface is a wonderful medley of dripping turquoise, olive green, creamy white and black metallic glazes. As with all of my sculptures these are meant for indoor enjoyment only.
Signed Sullivan on the body.