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Monday, 7 February 2011

Thorn

Above: "Thorn" by Richard Kloester

"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

18 comments:

Rob and Mandy said...

Thorn... Interesting face. He reminds me of an old 80es movie, Tron. Think they had heads like this.

Small City Scenes said...

Very interesting face--well sculpture actually. The eyes say it all.
Are thosde Tulips behind the sculpture? Spring will be in this part of the world soon.

thanks for visiting my blog.

MB

John S. Mead said...

What a wonderfully interesting sculpture! I really appreciate that you shared the story behind it! Cheers from Texas!

Francisca said...

Very expressive indeed, and I admire marble sculptures, it takes a very special skill.

Jacob said...

An incredibly beautiful sculpture...and a fascinating story! Thanks for sharing.

Hope you have a wonderful trip and I will look forward to seeing your photos!

Dianne said...

Interesting face - enjoy your holiday - sounds great

Luis Gomez said...

Great sculpture! Wonderful story.

~Cheryl said...

Remarkable! Safe travels to you!

brattcat said...

Wishing safe and wondrous travels to you.

diane b said...

I like the marble not sure about the sculpture. Hope you are having a good trip.

JM said...

This is fantastic! Great information too.

Halcyon said...

Interesting sculpture. Not sure that I like it... but it's a conversation starter for sure!

indicaspecies said...

Yes, the eyes do have a sad and soulful look about them. Thanks for this post, and have a lovely day.

Short Poems said...

Beautiful sculpture and great story too!
Loved your amazing blog, great work :)
All the best
Marinela x

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Mo said...

Very unusual sculpture

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