Propeller head (plaça)


Sculpture in bronze: 270cm x 163cm x 142cm approx.
Signed and dated by the artist
Foundry and artist certification
Catalogue reference: CK-jj018-1-6
Strictly limited edition (6 only)
Creation on consultation ONLY

Only 66 years* separate the first successful powered aeroplane flight and our arrival on the moon. The androgynous figure of Propeller head is poised as if readying to take-off. A type of modern day angel bridging the gap between inculcated beliefs and the modern gods of science and medicine. A mix of man and machine celebrating human ingenuity and our ability to defy gravity.

Created in three sizes, Propeller head (plaça) is the work in its largest and most commanding form. A metaphorical nod to our achievements and a glance towards our next forward leap, offering new and wild possibilities, optimism and yet still allowing the room for a cold shiver at the un-calculated dangers we face in our endless (often blind) search for better, faster, forward in fields such as nano and cyborg technologies.

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Artist’s notes:

Propeller Head. The androgynous bronze figure is poised, caught in a moment, composed and compressed for flight. Caught with the dynamic intensity of an Andalusian flamenco dancer at the cierre (or conclusion) of a series of phrases. Arms caught in “braceo.

The figure is a tribute to human ingenuity. Forged with ancient lost wax casting techniques to represent modern mechanical innovation. Man and machine inextricably linked in our desire for production and industrialization. The form is elegantly proportioned with fine lines and symmetry reminiscent of 1930’s Art Deco (or rather Streamlined Moderne: the machine aesthetic focused on mass production and functional efficiency).

*Wrights Flyer: Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, December 17, 1903 -Apollo 11: Apollo lunar module Eagle landed on the moon, July 20, 1969

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