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ebonised ash on sandstone base with lacquered lime and perspex details
88cm high by135cm wide by 30cm deep
£3,500 - £4,000
Bidding ended. Lot is unsold.
In 1975, the
psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi identified the state of ‘Flow’, where
complete absorption in a particular task brings on a state of hyperfocus
resulting in a loss of one’s sense of space and time.
This piece began life
as a fallen branch from an Ash tree in the woods surrounding our house. By the
time I had cut away everything that was either rotten or wet, I ended up with a
curving silhouette that seemed to me to have great energy. Starting at one end,
I began to carve simple but satisfying shapes, each informed by the last, and
each informing the next. The forms changed many times as the carving flowed
along the wood, and often, as I worked, days seemed to pass in minutes, such
was my immersion in the process. Thus the piece became not just a piece of
fluid and organic sculpture, but a personification of Flow itself.