The origins begin with painting, Madonna with the Long Neck (1535-40), by Mannerist painter Parmigiano. The Mannerist painters were interested in exploring the expressiveness of the body often distrorting the form at the cost of anatomical accuracy. This work also relates to the earlier work, Baculum, The Missing Bone (2015) in that it looks at two systems of anatomy, the muscular and skeletal in one sculptural work.
The body is made from unfired gray stoneware and the spine is made from unfired gray stoneware on pvc pipe and coated with heavy textured white acrylic paint.
This work was constructed over a three week period during my artist residency in Gurgaon, India and is a part of the IILM Art Collection.
Madonna with the Long Neck (2015)
Sculpture. Unfired Stoneware, pvc pipe, acrylic paint
65 x 65 x 135 cm
IILS Collection, Gurgaon, India