Friday, January 27, 2012

CATHEDRA Completed

Its been a long time in the making but this piece is completed at last. The box is edged with gold leaf and stands some 33 inches (83 cm) tall.

Here is a detail showing the figure sat upon the Cathedra, or throne. It is robed but not in the style of any particular religion. The torso hints at a female figure while the head is of neither gender. It is what you make of it. It is simply a figure occupying some ecclesiastical furniture.The pointed arches in the background suggest English perpendicular architecture.

A three-quarter sideways look at  the piece on the studio wall to give some idea how it appears in the round. The enthroned figure to one side is the clay maquette sat on a cardboard mock-up of the throne which was the model for the finished piece.

1 comment:

Mark Zellner said...

I love the way the piece extends so high upward, it adds to the cathedral-likeness of the feel, if I can use such a word. Lovely.