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Roy Gibbs - "Gnus Alert"
W: 200mm x H: 200mm x D: 55mm
Approx. Weight: 0.22kg
This work is unframed
About "Gnus Alert"
I am exploring the world of decorated woodturning and while a platter is an obvious object to provide a surface to decorate, bowls can be less successful. They have undefined fronts and backs and are generally viewed below eye level so the decoration is obscured. This is a square rimmed offset bowl so, when placed on a desk, shelf or table, the rim stands at an angle and presents the image to the viewer. A group of Wilderbeest on guard. Are they guarding the contents of the bowl, a precious paperclip perhaps or are they huddled below the sun. The gilding in the bowl suggests so.
Originally from Ipswich in the UK, I emigrated in 1979, working for a British company, and remained here in this beautiful, exciting country ever since. I live on the edge of the Moot valley with a vista of the Magaliesberg mountains and a garden full of birds. Karee, Hookthorn and Pink Ivory trees grow around the house, Stamvrug and Milkwood on the hillslopes behind us.
None yet but at the 2019 symposium of the Association of South African Woodturners my work was placed in both decorative and woodturning categories.
I am a metallurgist and self taught artist