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THOMAS SCOON Figurative
July 14 - August 30, 2017
Thomas Scoon finds inspiration in the passing of seasons and in the rhythms of the natural world. In the pitch darkness of night, the artist has been taking long exposure black and white photographs. Through his viewfinder, he has discovered an aching beauty in the leafless branches of the towering Beeches and Oaks and has been inspired to add a cast bronze element to his work. The bronze branches embrace his figures even as he tries to suggest that the figures are growing out and away, entwined and blossoming.
Thomas’ choice of material reflects the artist’s belief that the stone elements of his sculptures give the figures a timeless quality while the thick translucence of the cast glass suggests a spiritual essence. The figures are “about” family, relationships and history. The Seated Figures, noble, silent and stoic, are self-portraits; the glow of the glass when lit is a reflection of artist’s luminous inner self.
This catalogue documents Thomas Scoon’s exhibition Figurative. The gallery is proud to present works in glass, stone and bronze by this master of the casting process.
Ken Saunders 2017
ETHEREAL #2 | cast glass | 30 x 8 x 9 inches | 2017
CRYSTAL COMPANION #1 | cast glass | 39 x 8 x 6 inches | 2014
CRYSTAL COMPANION #2 | cast glass | 33 x 8 x 6 inches | 2014
ENTWINE #3 | cast glass | 40 x 40 x 9 inches | 2015
REFLECTION #3 | cast glass | 30 x 7 x 10 inches | 2017
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