“Always”

It is that inclination of two bodies that indicate they will always be there for each other.

“Always” (height 240 cm)

The work was exhibited and sold at the 2018 Sculpture By The Bay in Dunsborough, Western Australia. It was an exercise in charring jarrah hardwood, a method derived from Shou-sugi-ban treatment of wood in Japan. The charring, or burning with a blow-torch, hardens the wood even further, makes it resistant to rot and various wood pests, and provides a wonderful contrast to the natural jarrah colour.

The contrast of colours between the natural jarrah and the charred jarrah.

Within the darkness of the shou-sugi-ban treated the grain of the timber still shows through when finely sanded. I am particularly pleased that the feeling comes through, even though the characters could seem to be quite foreign.

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