Dimensions: 2280mm (H) x 105mm (W) x 105mm (D)
Hand-turned and sculpted from Silver Ash and Silky Oak by
sculptor Ray Cologon of Melbourne, Australia.
This original sculpted vessel takes from early memories of quiet
wooded places and tree-house sanctuaries, to give a sense of the
protective resilience of the world of flora, and of the importance
of our relationship with it.
The strength and supple curves of the rising columns enclose,
support and entwine the open enclosure of the cup, while their
lines flow on and up and are echoed within the profile of the lip,
suggestive of the ways in which life energies may be shared,
transmitted and conserved.
The octagonal interleaving of alternate segments of contrasting
woods from trees which are found together in the remote reaches
of Australian forests, adds a further reference to the joining
of diverse characteristics in an harmonious and unified whole;
one where seemingly opposite traits provide tension, yet serve
to strengthen each other and each to throw the beauty of the
other into sharper relief.
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