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Wayne Saunders - "Winner"
W: 80mm x H: 320mm x D: 80mm
Approx. Weight: 1kg
This work is unframed
Camel-thorn is an Acacia found in Southern Africa, this piece was picked up on a Wilderness Trail in the Okavango Delta in Botswana.The shape reminded me of the victory celebrations of a footballer after scoring a goal. The river pebble 'found' its place on the shoulders and allows light to shine subtely through.
Nature and natural processes collaborate in the creation of my sculptures; wind, water,insects,and natural weathering all contribute to determining the subject. Stored sunlight in the form of the lignin in wood which is my favourite medium allows the energy of long gone sunrises and sunsets to shine through in the grain of the wood and the latent energy of this stored sunlight imbues creation with beauty.
A percentage of profits will be donated to The Wilderness Leadership School. The selected pieces of wood that become sculptures have been exhibited in natures gallery in some cases for decades, on windswept shores, the hot baking savannahs of Africa and flooding rivermouths where they disgorge into the southern oceans. I happen upon them and recognise the hidden and sometimes not so hidden forms within them. Each piece also contains a story of hidden journeys.
Transformative Wilderness guiding Specialist/ Natural Artist
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