Dancing or fighting?

art, sculpture

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Created for a conference organised by the Centre for Appled Buddhism being held at Taplow Court this weekend, this piece is a 3D sketch inspired by the conference theme “Transforming Conflict” and a nature programme that I caught recently. Majestic japanese herons were fighting (either over territory or mating partners) and it looked to me like a beautifully choreographed, thrilling dance. When I chanted about it I thought that conflict and confrontation seem to be a necessary part of life.

Medium: papier-mâché (white tissue paper and wall-paper paste) over a wire armature painted with coloured inks and mounted on a wooden block.

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