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"Huon Madonna"           $7,500      (5,000 Eu)

This sculpture is heavily influenced by the art (and churches) I absorbed whilst travelling in Europe last year, in particular in the cities of Paris, Chartre, Nice, Madrid, Barcelona, Florence and Prague.
Both the Nice and Prague Modern Art Galleries were a fabulous inspiration.
This naturally beautiful piece of Huon Pine (up to 5000 years old) off-cut from a Tasmanian furniture craftsman (with the legal right to recover left over native forest pieces) was perfect to express the spiritual within me.
Just as when one views the photographs one has taken of the great religious sculptures, the photos just do not do the facial expression justice. The 3 JPG's below illustrate how much a small shift in viewing angle changes the emotional effect.

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