Leafy Sea Dragon - Suspected in Animation
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190cmL x 100cmH x 60cm
Media: Jarrah Branch, mild steel (recycled)
This sculpture is inspired by the beautiful Western Australian coastline, with the Leafy Sea Dragon, an iconic part of the marine life found here.
Leafy Sea Dragons have mastered the art of blending into their environment and are are a true marvel of nature.
Initially the artist did not intend for this sculpture to mimic real life in this way. Alan carefully selected components by searching for a Jarrah branch shaped like a Sea Dragon, then all the steel components were hand-cut and laid out. This is done so that the artist can form of mental picture and establish the essential "balance" in the final sculpture.
Most of the components come from the property of a retired mechanic in the region, who has a 'motor graveyard'.
While putting the sculpture together Alan wanted to portray the typical appearance of being suspended in animation, so characteristic of the Leafy Sea Dragon.
By using recycle components, Alan's consideration for the environment is reflected in sculptures such as this.
The primary intention for this sculpture was to be suspended either inside or outside of a building. However it can also be installed as a stand alone sculpture, or it can be mounted on a wall either indoors or outdoors.