Arabesque

Arabesque
Stainless steel
2.4m height
Edition of 8

Arabesque

This sculpture reinterprets traditional Islamic geometric design in contemporary sculptural form. The geometric patterns in Islamic art were generally two dimensional (tiles, mosaics, engraving etc) or architectural. This work explores how these designs could be represented three dimensionally as a sculpture.

The pattern is taken from the Huand Hatun mosque in Kayseri, Turkey and would have originated approx in 1200AD. The geometric lattice as it is constructed of the repetition of the square motif and I have based the sculptural form on the cube repetition.  Inspiration also came from The Bibi Khanum mosque, Samarkand, Uzbekistan which has a strong decorative feature of mosaic towering squares on the entrance wall.

The work is also intended to give a sense of balance and harmony, being delicate but strong, supporting and being supported – rising – celebrating spiritual aspiration.

The work can be illuminated at night with light fitting position.

Hala

Hala – Halo around the moon
Stainless steel
1.5m diameter
Edition of 8
2m diameter edition of 3

Hala ( Halo around the moon)

This sculpture reinterprets Islamic geometric design in contemporary sculptural form. The geometric patterns in traditional Islamic art are generally two dimensional (tiles, mosaics, engraving etc) or architectural and this reworks the traditional motifs into sculptural form. The essence of this work is the never ending repeated pattern – an infinite geometric continuation. The individual panels catch and reflect the sunlight, and dance around the sculpture as the observer moves around the work. This sculpture is fabricated from 316 Marine grade stainless steel.

Sama

Sama
Stainless steel
2m
Edition of 8

Arabesque (Colour)

Arabesque Colour Edition
Stainless steel, paint
2.4m height
Edition of 8

Arabesque

Available in turquoise and blue – two traditional colours found in Arabic tile-work.

This sculpture reinterprets traditional Islamic geometric design in contemporary sculptural form. The geometric patterns in Islamic art were generally two dimensional (tiles, mosaics, engraving etc) or architectural. This work explores how these designs could be represented three dimensionally as a sculpture.

The pattern is taken from the Huand Hatun mosque in Kayseri, Turkey and would have originated approx in 1200AD. The geometric lattice as it is constructed of the repetition of the square motif and I have based the sculptural form on the cube repetition.  Inspiration also came from The Bibi Khanum mosque, Samarkand, Uzbekistan which has a strong decorative feature of mosaic towering squares on the entrance wall.

The work is also intended to give a sense of balance and harmony, being delicate but strong, supporting and being supported – rising – celebrating spiritual aspiration.

The work can be illuminated at night with light fitting position.

Aspora

Aspora
Stainless steel
6m Edition of 3
2m Edition of 8

Aspora

The sculpture is a celebration of life. Celebrating plant forms and the cycle of new growth and regeneration. The overall form represents a leaf. Seeds, spores or pollen could be seen to be represented by the negative spaces – their presence suggested by their absence – gone in the wind to create new growth.

The geometric form of the sculpture and the elegant curves reference Islamic art traditions. The Islamic geometric patterns were inspired by forms found in nature – plant forms, petal arrangements etc. Extending this theme further, the skeleton vein pattern of a leaf have been replaced with an Islamic geometric pattern. This particular pattern originates from the Huand Hatun mosque in Kayseri, Turkey and would have originated approx. in 1200AD. This connection of the sculpture with another part of the world is a reminder that all life on earth is connected in one eco system.

The work is also intended to give a sense of balance and harmony, being delicate but strong, supporting and being supported – rising – celebrating life. The sculpture is contemporary but it is intended that the juxtaposition of modern art in the garden envirnment is sympathetic. It is hoped and that the sculpture draws ones eye inviting a closer inspection.

The name Aspora is formed by combining the ancient Greek words spora (spores) and diaspora (scattering/ dispersion).

Aurora

Aurora
Stainless steel
2.4m height
Edition of 8

Aurora

This sculpture combines themes found in Islamic Art – the symmetries found in nature and in the geometric motifs found in the tiling, engraving and architecture of mosques. This work is a celebration of life – a celebration of light which supports and sustains life. The wave forms can be interpreted in different ways – they are light waves symbolising the journey of light from the sum to earth – an 8 second journey – their origin being so far away but being all around us. The waves make a connection between earth and the cosmos reaching upwards towards the sun.

Contained within the mesh of waves is the essence that supports existence. Oscillating between night and day light etches the horizons of life. Light is an intrinsic influence on all our souls and we respond to light in our own individual way. Light supports life with equal benevolence and is seen as a symbol of hope. Light goes beyond the skin, travelling deeper into us, transforming us.

Light allows us to see what is there and also the potential of what might be.

The sculpture allows for other interpretations. The form could be seen to be waves connecting with ocean – patterns created by sunlight reflecting in water or they could be waves created in the sand being blown by wind creating rippling waves in the dunes.

The sculpture is intended to be illuminated at night –adding another dimension to the work.

Aspire

Aspire
Steel
2m height
Edition of 3

Atmah

Atmah
Steel
1m height
Edition of 3

Khatim

Khatim
Stainless steel
Editions:
1000mm diameter edition of 3
725mm diameter edition of 3
300mm diameter edition of 8
150mm diameter edition of 8

300 Maquette

Khatim

This artwork explores designs in Islamic art. It is created from eclipsed moons. The intention of the artwork is convey harmony and infinity. There is a sense of flow and connection that runs through the work. The work is available in a limited edition. Made from stainless steel with and hand worked angle ground pattern which produces a shimmering effect as one moves around the work.

Resonance

Resonance
Steel, zinc
2.5m
Edition of 8