The Stories Behind The Art – Jim Maunder – Sculpture

Sprout

“This cast bronze piece, as with a number of my past works, employs the overgrown seed as a metaphor for the ethical and existential dilemmas of genetic modification. The “rivets” also suggest industry. The seed was created in wax and the sprout was carved from a tree branch. This was then coated in a hard shell, the wax and wood burned out, and bronze poured into the cavity. The piece was then patinated.”  (To contact the Gallery about ’Sprout’click here.)

Seed in Hand

“This Lino print was made by carving the image into rubber, rolling ink onto it, and hand rolling the ink onto the paper. As with a number of my past works, the overgrown seed is a metaphor for the ethical and existential dilemmas of genetic modification. The hand represents human involvement in the modification of nature.”  (To contact the Gallery about ‘Seed in Hand’click here.)

Stone Flower

“This abstract piece was made from polished pieces of 340-million-year-old Anhydrite stone and rusted and non-rusted steel. I like the contrast between the smooth bluish stone and the rough orange rust. The playful composition suggests a flower made from incongruous materials.”  (To complete your purchase of ‘Stone Flower’click here.)

Blue, Green, Orange

“This abstract sculpture, based on an earlier watercolour painting, highlights the contrast between the smooth bluish polished stone, and the rough green and orange surfaces of the patinated bronze and the rusted steel. The stone is 340-million-year-old Anhydrite, collected SE of Stephenville, Newfoundland.”  (To complete your purchase of ‘Blue, Green, Orange’click here.)

Anvil

“This piece contrasts the rough outer texture and the smooth inner texture. The shape, while formed abstractly, reminded me of an anvil, once completed. Being a blacksmith, I found it humorous to have an anvil made of a material that would definitely not hold up to a hammer blow.”  (To complete your purchase of ‘Anvil’click here.)