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Monday, 7 February 2011
"Thorn" was born from the Earth in Chillagoe, Queensland, from a rather unusual looking marble boulder which took the shape of a thorn. Thousands of years of water passing over this marble boulder have sculpted it into what looked man-made. Hence, Thorn was carved to look back up into the sky from where its original sculptor came - rain.
This unique sculpture is made of Chillagoe marble and steel.
About the artist
"My background in scupture began at the age of 12, when I acquired my first set of carving tools. Since then I have pursued many different mediums such as wood, stone, clay and most recently bronze. Over the years I have improved on my skills by completing a degree in industrial design with distinction where I was placed on the Dean's list. I deviated from my art education into computer animation and three-dimensional modelling when I worked within television and flight simulation projects, and where attention to detail had to be flawless. I then came full circle back to sculpture in its true tangible form where raw emotion is transformed into sculpture that you can touch."
These are the words of the artist, Richard Kloester.
I never tire of looking at this it is so magnificent - just looking at that face and those eyes - eyes which are soulful with a hint of sadness in them. As if they have seen too much.The lines around the mouth and the lips themselves look as though they have known pain and suffering.
Today's quote ~ The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson