Size:(H)71.5 x (W)56 x (D)24 cm
Medium:Carrara Marble, Statuario
Approx. conversion based on xe.com current exchange rate. All payments taken in GBP
Thomson’s latest sculpture explores the idea of making something stable, when it has previously been in a state of unstableness. Carved in statuary marble with ‘flame- like’ shadows, Becoming weighs in at 30KG and stands at 80cm including its base.
In a statement regarding this artwork, Thomson writes:
‘Despite Heraclitus being described as “the weeping philosopher” I couldn’t help but latch onto what seemed to me as being the optimistic side of his philosophy. It struck me that unless we are perfect humans, permanent stasis cannot be a desirable condition. Furthermore, if change is both unavoidable and rest promoting, then we should welcome it as the vehicle by which we become better, more peaceful and wiser individuals. A drastic change, a transformation for the better is what so many people desire.
These are the kind of things I was thinking when I made my sculpture “Becoming”.’