When I make a sculpture of a flower, I am often seized by a dilemma: I want to make a sculpture, something with a meaning and statement, not just a replica of the plant in copper.
However, very often the form of any flower IS its very own essence: nature creates the simplest and purest expression of the flower, leaves and stem.
With the Phalaenopsis Orchid, this dilemma reaches its peak. If these did not exist in nature, who could possibly have imagined one? All I can do is to echo nature’s design, a hymn to the improbable.
Mounted on a simple wood block, the piece stands 85cm tall. £495