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Friday, 4 February 2011

"Time for Tea"

 
Above: "Time for Tea" ~ Graeme Foote
Graeme has been a sculptor since the 1970's when he started an apprenticeship as a stonemason. He then transferred his career to jewellery and silver-smithing, which he pursued for 15 years. In 1984 he commenced a business as an architectural sculptor working in terra cotta, stoneware and bronze. He has also completed a number of major stonewear fountain installations for private, public and corporate interests. Graeme has exhibited in solo exhibitions as well as in a number of select group exhibitions in Australia and China.

His work is represented in private collections in Australia, the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada and France.


Said Graeme - I repeatedly heard from my mother that as women get older they become invisible to younger people and I had a strong feeling of injustice that this is not right for older women to be treated that way. As a sculptor I suddenly became aware that there are not many sculptures and tributes to the senior people in our community. This then inspired me to sculpt an older woman doing a favourite pastime - having a cup of tea. Time for Tea inspired me to exhibit "Six Influential Australian Women" which comprised of life size sculptures of Dame Elizabeth Murdoch, Janet Holmes a Court, Jeanne Pratt, Lowitja O'Donahue, Christine Nixon and Stephanie Alexander.

Today's quote: The key to successful aging is to pay as little attention to it as possible ~Judith Regan

9 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Lovely! Good to see that you are back and feeling better.

J Bar said...

Interesting sculpture.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Andrew said...

I am not one for modern sculpture, but I like that. Is it a permanent sculpture somewhere?

diane b said...

She doesn't look like she is having a cup of tea to me.

Dianne said...

I was thinking the same - Where's the teacup?? Well done to Graeme Foote for such a wonderful gesture.

"Adelaide and Beyond"

Halcyon said...

Pretty relief!

Cezar and Léia said...

Adorable and a brilliant shot!
Léia

Lois said...

Another wonderful quote! The sculpture is lovely.

Jacob said...

I like this a lot...one could sit and look at it for a long time and be mesmerized! Part of my fascination is the wonder as to how people can do this kind of thing. I would start with a piece of marble and end up with a playing marble!

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