|Dimensions||60 × 67 × 195 cm|
This timber was salvaged from the burn pile of John Olsen’s old residence in the Southern Highlands. The helix, perfectly intertwined, holding instructions for us to develop, survive and reproduce.
Catalogue Number: 029
To : Sculpture on the Farm
Having traversed though at least 8 of his 9 lives to date, James Bunter has found himself yet again, reborn this this into the world of sculpting.
Presiding in the Southern Highlands, James, a stone mason by trade was always a practitioner of the arts, but now, perhaps, found his perfect medium to explore his many lives lived and lost. Now ready to share, his most intimate knowledge of the world in the only way he can.
Guided by his late grandmother and her powerful influences, James spends his days on a Bundanoon farm immersed in the wonderment of nature, giving life to his art knowing this act alone may have saved him.
Bound by no rules when the creative process takes hold and having no 'formal' training to hold him hostage, James explores the depths of his subconscious, predominantly using stone and timber to create his works.
This symbiotic relationship produces pieces that embrace, the sometimes harsher realities of humankind intertwined with his undesirable respect for Mother Nature, mysticism, science, mythology and the wonder of which is which is his last life.