Hope Floats, by Binh Pho and Cynthia Carden Gibson

Currency:USD Category:Art / Medium - Sculptures Start Price:150.00 USD
Hope Floats, by Binh Pho and Cynthia Carden Gibson
6,500.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2015 Jun 26 @ 19:41UTC-4 : AST/EDT
All items in this auction were created, at least in part, on the wood lathe, with wood as the primary material. All are one-of-a-kind signed originals, individually created by the artist listed.
Lot #20
Hope Floats
Boxelder, acrylic paint
12" x 4" x 3.5"

Artist statement by Binh Pho
"A few years ago, Alain Mailland and I were visiting the botanical garden in the Provence, where we came across an array of carnivorous plants. We took a particularly interest in the Yellow Trumpet and discussed the possibilities of creating work inspired by it. Alain went on to create a few works that referenced it, and now I have been inspired to do so as well.
I agreed to create a collaborative work with Cynthia Gibson for the EOG auction, and returning from a trip to Turkey, Cynthia told me about her friend Sandy who has a life threatening cancer. The emotional reaction brought to mind the image and characteristics of the Carnivorous Trumpet plant. I intentionally designed the open flap higher so there is a chance for the unfortunate prey to escape this deadly trap.
For your friend Cynthia, hope floats…"