Sally Burnett | Corvus Nero Collection

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Sally Burnett | Corvus Nero Collection
500.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2017 Jun 23 @ 19:46UTC-5 : EST/CDT
All items are original, and signed by the artist(s).
Sally Burnett
Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Corvus Nero Collection
English sycamore
5 x 2.33 x 2.33 inches | 12.7 x 5.9 x 5.9 cm

English Sycamore closed form, bleached, textured, pyrography, black matt acrylic, iridescent highlights with 24 carat gold leaf on the finial.

"The Corvus Nero Collection was inspired by the landscape around my studio in Staffordshire. The raucous call of crows flying overhead echoes across the hardened furrows of the fields below. My breath visible as I survey the frozen landscape. The sense of stillness, overwhelming. The contrast of bleached wood and black matte acrylic, captures this moment in time. The textured bands of grain - the furrows of the fields, frozen and yet flowing across the landscape. "

About the Artist:
"The thrill and sometimes frustration of working with a living material that moves and twists as I work cannot easily be conveyed in words but the shapes and textures that can be created are endless and the drive to be unique and push boundaries is exciting. These inherent challenges keep me moving forward to see how far I can develop the medium and what visual impact I can produce in each piece, whilst being sympathetic to the material itself.

As an emerging designer/maker in wood, I work with ethically sourced native English timbers, creating decorative vessels and sculptural forms with distinctive textures, pyrography and carving. I create movement across the surface with multiple layers of fine texture. Simple marks blended to form complex surfaces. Humans are naturally curious, the need to turn the piece, follow the curves, explore the tactile surface, question the nature of the material, engage the audience."