FROM THE SMITHY OF SOUL
I see nature and spirituality as a collaboration, in this work Smithy of Soul. I selected wooden materials with distinct physical properties—such as veins or burls in wood—and allows these elements to suggest foams and shapes. As a direct carver, I believe “liberating” forms is an almost mystic practice. This is what I redeem when I give the idea of the everlasting in this work, Works that are a synthesis between nature and the idea of rootedness that weaves into reality ; it bridges both genres. This work tells us that ideas of association and iconography are particularly significant in the streams of consciousness. Since sculpture relates to our bodily feelings, we find ourselves totally involved , emotionally, physically, as well as intellectually, even as we contemplate them.The alien inspiration is masticated so well that the art becomes dazzlingly novel; a coin from the artist’s own mint.
Good art is not descriptive, but a carrier of culturally distilled emotions. I believe the displacement of the living and the organic from our civilization has gone too far with the development of the machine and machine-like minds. This has led to the dehumanization of art itself. We have become just too regulated and narrow. A disaster for our own humanity. Think of climate change! What folly. Truer artists groom the heart to spiritual health.
My Mentor Keshav Malik
Cost - 8,000 $
Directions - I can send the work directly
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