Infanta Magnoliata # 1 – 2019

Mixed media sculpture. Bisque doll’s head Magnolia root and stem, simulated paper ruff.
H45 x W38 x D33 cm

This sculpture contrasts the biologically organic in nature with an artificial superimposition of a fashionable (period) societal refinement and sophistication. It implies a co-existence of diametrically opposed currents in human behaviour; the ‘natural’ root system of the Magnolia which, coincidently emphasizes the contemporary obsessive interest in personal genealogy and additionally the simulated synthetic ruff, an outward man-made accoutrement which symbolically denotes a high level of civilization.