Angel

Mild steel, zinc, paint

Height 2.5m

The effect of the work is in the calmness, the use of negative space, the way in which the faces interact with the light and the gesture of the wings. The wings reaching upwards make a connection between earth and sky – bridging the two realities of known and unknown, seen and unseen

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I see the Angel as a symbol of benevolence, a benign entity being guiding and nurturing. It can be seen as a positive, uplifting sculpture giving hope and optimism and perhaps also giving the opportunity to reflect on spiritual concerns. The Angel helping us rise above our earthly situation and limitations. Angels, described in the Bible as the supernatural beings that surround God, are messengers ( from the Greek Angelos ) between Heaven and earth and are here to help people as a servant of God.

The effect of the piece is in the calmness, the use of negative space, the way in which the faces interact with the light and the gesture of the wings. The wings reaching upwards make a connection between earth and sky – bridging the two realities of known and unknown, seen and unseen. The work has a sense of mystery, the Angel, is represented by it’s absence and it’s presence, it is there but it is not there, it is floating in the ether. Mystery perhaps reflecting the questions we all have about existence.