Bronze with verdigris patina, gold plating on the high points of the bronze.
- 87h x 84w x 15d cms
(2’10″h x 2’9″ w x 5″ d )
Limited edition of 11.
Mark Reed is intrigued by the mechanics of natural forms and the way they contribute to the aesthetic appearance of a plant or animal. Reed is fascinated by the juxtaposition of the alien and yet familiar, the alliance of science and nature, so the fractal spiral occurs in his bronze ‘Ammonite Slice’ Sculpture and this mathematical form- the Fibonacci sequence, is found from the ancient ammonite fossil to the tips of the unfurling fern.
In ‘Ammonite Slice’ Sculpture, Reed juxtaposes contrasting and complimentary materials and colours. The bronze with verdigris patination gives a muted turquoise colour blending with a landscape while still making a distinct statement. Plated with gold, the high points shimmer and glow, creating soft & subtle light when the shy is overcast, bright and intense when the sun’s rays light the piece.
The figurative ‘Ammonite Slice’ creates a dramatic monumental centrepiece sculpture in a private house or contemporary hotel it draws the eye and frames a hedge in a landscaped garden, among the lilting flowers in a cottage garden or as a focal point on a terrace in an urban garden. The ‘Ammonite Slice ‘ brings the exterior alive in a beachside villa or superyacht interior.