42cm x 17cm x 17cm - Origina Bronze Figure and Hebel Base by Jo St Baker
Only 1 ever created
2017 winner of The Queensland Regional Art Awards - TheSandmen, a 7 piece sculpture of bamboo, resin and sand was the origin of this series.
2020 always inspired by the anthropomorphic qualities of shapes and form in Nature, this piece is a playful figurative adaptation of a dribble sand sculpture like the ones that kids make. Hand carved in wax and solidified in bronze.
Translating the Sandman from organic materials to bronze challenged my skill to retain the natural aspects and sentiment.
Very relaxed he stands on a ball of small lapping waves captured in gentle motion. I use sand a lot in my sculptures. The beach, or sand, to me is a universal, nongender, non race, non religious but purely spiritual natural platform and example of how the world could exist and be. No myths only truth.
*Click the image for a portrait view of the one-off 'Sandman'
Tiny Phantom (Sand)
Open hands lift and you fall through my fingers
I hold your history, a lifetime, a land, a world
Rocks and glaciers, oceans and streams
Life from the sea, life from the landI hold in my hand
You are the bridge to
Ancestors singing with tiny voices
Ages past and present together
No borders, no prejudice, no names
Grain of sand
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