Maybe this, maybe that
Free standing fine art sculpture
Ash. teak, cherry, oak, brass, stainless steel, PVC
H 84cm x W 70cm x D 58cm
Photos by Simon Tayler
As with all of Simons work, it is concerned with form and materials as well as an expression of an inner state of being. An exploration of volumes, textures and shapes using materials that relate to real world functions. There is also an element of metaphor where the sculpture stands for a snapshot of the human experience. In every state of mind or emotion there is the germ of another one under the surface. Every thought has a counter-thought. Few of us ever really know anything with absolute certainty indeed if we think we do we are probably deluding ourselves. ‘Maybe this, maybe that’ is about life in a state of change. It’s about equivocation or transition where one emotion might be dominant, but another is lurking underneath. Confidence followed by insecurity. Joy followed by sorrow or simply the realisation that there is usually more than one way of seeing something.