“Hidden nature”

23 x 18 x 36 cm
Maquette for bronze casting.


This is probably the most personal sculpture I have ever made. Her shaved head depicts rebellion. Her pose is evocative of Jesus in “The Incredulity of Saint Thomas” by Caravaggio, where Jesus shows his wounded side to prove he is resurrected. With the same gesture she shows us what she is hiding inside, while her open palm offers frankness and transparency. An amalgam of recognisable shapes sprouts from her insides. In my imagination these are a mixture of roses and undefined organic textures depicting decadence crowned with a withered flower. In individual interpretation, each person perceives something different and that is the beauty of sculpture. The saddest of emotions which can inspire a piece can also become something beautiful and pleasantly unexpected.