urn sculptures are
a contemporary re-invention of the classical urn-on-plinth. Instead
of traditional stonework, the flattened forms are cast in industrial
grey or white concrete giving the sculptures an edgy, modern twist.
The surface imagery has architectural references - particularly
the voluptuous garlands and swag and drop detail of 18th century
facades which, instead of being sculpted, are indented on a perfectly
flat surface. Uniting baroque-style decoration with hardcore concrete
creates an interesting and ironic juxtaposition.
Traditionally, urns were often sited on parapets
or in landscaped parkland more for their sculptural qualities than
as a plant containers. These solid contemporary 'urns' play a similar
role in the modern garden, providing interesting focal detail in
all kinds of outdoor spaces - whether glimpsed though foliage or
perched on balconies or plinths where they can be viewed at eye-level.
The urn sculptures are equally effective
in interior settings and their small scale makes them perfect for
mantlepieces or consoles.
+ dimensions The
sculptures are individually hand cast in frost-proof concrete. Heights
are 24cms and 32 cms.
Urns can be commissioned in different sizes
and shapes. On a larger scale, the sculptures could be incorporated
into supports for seating or tables.