Screwball, by Benoît Averly

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Screwball, by Benoît Averly
1,400.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2015 Jun 27 @ 16:39UTC-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 #360
Oak, steel screws and nails
5.5" x 5.5" x 5.5"

Benoît Averly
Saint-Point, France

"I have always enjoyed patterns. One of my hobbies is photography. I like to go hunting for natural patterns with my camera. Sand on the beach, tiles on a roof, stones in a wall, bubbles in the water are excellent sources of inspiration to me. When I received the invitation to be part of this exhibition I thought right away I would be mixing wood and steel. This is something I have had in mind for a long time. The idea in this piece as in many of my sculptures is to create something that is easy to look at. Something on which the eyes won’t be lost with too much information. The sphere came to my mind naturally and the simple round shape called for a simple and consistent texture. I had a jar of screws on my work bench and immediately thought about covering the whole piece with them. Instead of doing it I decided to cover only half of it in order to emphasize the mix of medias. I like repetitive patterns, to me a nice pattern should be consistent without being too mechanical. The different sizes between the screws and the nails and the way they are laid give a nice rhythm and good balance to the sculpture."