Malcolm Zander | Swan Song

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Malcolm Zander | Swan Song
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Swan Song, 2021
Malcolm Zander | Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Basswood, compressed cherry, Brazilian rosewood, acrylics
6 x 6 x 5.75 inches | 15.24 x 15.24 x 14.605cm

Negative space can bring lightness and delicacy to a sculpture, and can also imply movement. Frank Cummings III created pierced vessels evoking childhood memories of carousels, with undulating rim waveforms reflecting his love of music. Rotating Frank's vessels had an optical effect. Arthur Jones also used movement in his Black Hole series, where light passing between numerous close-spaced wooden rays flickered as one walked around the sculpture.

Swan Song is my own exploration of negative space and movement. In spite of the title of this work and the fact that I turn 80 this year, I think that there are still a few more "turnings" in me. The video here (set to Swan Lake) shows the construction of the work and the stroboscopic effect of transmitted light as it rotates.

Website malcolmzander.com

Categories: Sculpture, Woodworking, Contemporary Craft, Wood Art