Bowl of Paradise: Adam, 2015

Bowl of Paradise: Adam, 2015

Carved petrified wood

Height 7.5cm (3") Width 13cm (5 1/8") Depth 10.5cm (4 1/8")

This piece is currently being shown with Adrian Sassoon, London

I worked with petrified wood to represent wooden elements in a coat of arm as a part of a funerary monument for a church in Lincolnshire.

In my investigations in sculpture dealing with religious relics I became preoccupied with how relics often discredited with dating, were still revered. This was an issue of faith and belief and a rich area of interest in a number of sculptures executed through the years in particular ‘The Holy Grail’ in petrified wood whose age could not be discredited.