Stretching boundaries

2018.
Materials: Bronze-resin, Marble, teak wood
Edition of 20
Dimensions: 45.5cm high x 24cm x 17cm

This dynamic handstand is called a hollowback; I love the curve of the back as it flexes and supports the legs in this extreme pose.  I used a capoeirista friend as reference for this sculpture, an incredible player called Sunny G.  This handstand is also practiced in yoga.

The figure is mounted on a marble base that is mounted on a wooden plinth.  The title is burnt into the wooden plinth using pyrography.  The marble base can be easily detached from the wooden plinth, so that you can adjust the height to fit onto your chosen display place, eg on a mantle piece. The wooden plinth is 20cm high, and total height of sculpture with only marble base is 25.5cm.