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Skin Deep

A nude female torso sculpture in bronze. The spiralling peal around the surface of her body reveals her inside contours as well. I’ve used the natural curves and features on her body to direct the lines of the spiral, concentrating on just the torso from the groin to the breast. She has a beautiful figure and the sculpture suggests that her beauty goes beyond the skin.

Unashamedly influenced by Escher, Dali and other Surrealists who have explored this meme, this piece is a favourite of mine. Usually the inside of a bronze casting isn’t visible and is just a rough unfinished texture. Because here it is visible the inside on each of the edition is worked by hand to a high level of finish, making each one different from the other. Exposing my slightly obsessive side, I often finish the backs of my artworks as well. The inside has a darker patina than the skin side to enhance the contrast.

Material: Bronze on a marble base

Size cm: 35w x 65h x 35d   (including base)
  inches: 14w x 26h x 14d

Edition: 9

Price: £8900

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