Soar sculptures in white, black and bronze.
Medium: bronze or glass and jesmonite
Dimensions: 600 x 600 x 600mm
The Soar sculptures capture the moment when a bird elevates itself from the water into the air and the symmetrical reflection of the wings appear in the water. Soar is a form which is like a wind dispersed seed and follows on from a series of work about flight. It was originally cast in bronze by Pangolin bronze casting foundry, with a very light patina and bright polished edges, as an edition of 9. Subsequently they have used glass as an aggregate to create a stable, terrazzo like composite casting material and created other editions. The forms are polished to reveal the sparking glass, are robust and survive outside, like stone. The composite material used here is glass mixed with Jesmonite. Jesmonite is acrylic modified cement, so has excellent casting qualities. The use of this combination of materials is the result of 12 months independent research. SOAR cast in different materials works very well side by side, highlighting differences and contrasts. The form playfully rocks to and fro on the curved base in response to touch.