P.Wharton

Artworks


 

Living Water

 


 

Living Water is a reworked (left) wing section from an earlier piece entitled Hope’s Last Call. 

 

Given the purpose of this piece I couldn’t help being very mindful of all the students in lockdown (2020) planning their future. And that of the student who will be receiving this piece. Who and where are they now during lockdown?

 

Similar to an earlier piece entitled Phenix, this piece also took on that perspective. A perspective of getting back up stronger than you went down. And The Samaritan woman at the well is to thank for the title.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samaritan_woman_at_the_well

 

Dr Gavin Hopps is Senior Lecturer in Literature and Theology, and Director of ITIA.

Living Water    Its beauty -- in both iterations -- robs me of speech. As with so much of your work, its delicate and elegantly flowing forms have an understated suggestiveness that is all the more powerful for their referential reserve. I absolutely love it.’

 

 

Living water.

Medium/solid Sheffield pewter

Approximately/W9cm/H19cm/D9cm

Weight/1.194kg


Living water/prototype

Medium/white fibreglass paste

Approximately/W9cm/H19cm/D18.5

Weight/261 grams

In private collection.

 

 



 

The last day of winter. Menrfa. 2020

 

Apex. The keystone plaque of Menrfa bears the leafless branch of winter. And marks the last day of winter. The point at which light breaks through and we who are here gather up our loss and reach forward.

 

Medium/polished Concrete.

Approximately/W25cm/H38cm/D15cm


 

 

 


On Reflection. Menrfa.

 

For some time now I have been taken by a character I happened upon (via YouTube ramblings) named Menrfa.  By all accounts, the Etruscan Goddess of wisdom and the arts.

 

Every Shadow and angle of her serenity is so deeply layered, and perhaps reflective. This  was something  I'd neither planned, or worked upon.  She has been a real lady throughout.

 

So taken by her,  I decided to make three, and by incidental arrangement they took on a dialogue between themselves. And it’s this exact arrangement in the piece entitled On Reflection. Menrfa. 
 

 

Medium/Fibreglass/plywood.

Approximately/W56cm/H27cm/D21cm

 

 

Menrfa.

 

As the three busts of Menrfa became one piece. So I set out to make another. Menrfa, in polished cement. And liked this so much I set about the larger piece entitled, The last day of winter. 
 

 

Medium/polished Concrete.

Approximately/W10cm/H20cm/Depth9cm

Weight 1.083kg

 

In private collection of MW.

Hope's Last Call/2020

 

 

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