Elegant large scale outdoor granite sculpture. Smooth surfaced, black granite flecked almost imperceptibly with copper and white has been engineered into a elegant ribbon in tangible contrast to its large scale and weight. This work has a steel substructure and sits on an aluminum base. The work is aptly titled Zephyr, or gentle breeze, a word derived from the ancient Greek zephuros, the name for the God of the West Wind. As such this sculpture echoes the graceful, bent form into which some northern Canadian pines will grow if exposed to the persistent west wind.
This work is constructed with granite composite on a steel and fiberglass substructure. While the work weighs 970 pounds (450 kilograms), this is substantially less than if it were constructed of solid stone. The work has an embedded pin which anchors it to the base. It is able to pivot, so that it can be adjusted to the best viewing angle.
This engineered material has another advantage beyond weight. If it is damaged or scratched, it can be repaired.
Jeremy Guy was born in 1966 in a small town in West Yorkshire, England. Natural inspiration has come from the work of British modern sculptors Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. He has lived in Canada since 2007.
Educated in Fine Art and holding an honors degree in Product Design, Jeremy has been a full-time sculptor for approximately 20 years. His works can be found in public spaces and private collections in many countries across three continents.
The natural environment and especially time spent on, or near, water have had a significant influence on Guy's work. "In my own abstract work I am acutely aware that nature champions great design. From the shaping of a beach pebble through years of tidal and elemental erosion to the myriad forms found in biology, I am often awestruck. My work conveys a sense of balance and peace as I strive to seek a seemingly impossible equilibrium between the simple elegance and dynamic complexity of the world in which we live."
The work will be created in an edition of 8. This particular work is 1/8. Professional freight shipping available.