dIck mARTin Creative Artist
Ceramic Sculpture Other Figures
I draw my inspiration from the human figure. More accurately, from the human condition and what the figure suggests about ideas, thoughts and feelings. I love ancient sculpture such as the Cycladic figures (4500-2400 BC) from ancient Greece. Although we can only look at these sculptures with modern eyes, they seem to have a timelessness about them that reaches out and touches us across the centuries. My sculptures create this feeling of timelessness and invoke a mood, a feeling, and, most importantly, a questioning in the mind of the observer, not in a patronizing way, but as a communication. Both Greek and Norse mythology are sources of inspiration. There is a subtle exploration of character, with elements of humour, philosophical concepts and emotions. For me, Art is about communication, a journey you can take part in, or not, as you choose. Maybe it is all a search for understanding, but I always offer a sense of peace, of rest and, most importantly, of optimism.
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Giants
Giant Fafner 1 38cm
Giant Fafner 2 36cm
Giant Fasolt 36cm
Giant Finn McCool 33cm
Noble Figures
Noble Figure 1 Burnished Terracotta 40cm
Noble Figure 2 Burnished Terracotta 40cm
Noble Pair Burnished Terracotta 40cm
Hidden Places
Hidden Places 5 30cm £145
Olympians
Greek Goddesses
Aphrodite 37cm
Demeter 33cm
Hera 34cm
Minerva 34cm
Some Earlier Work
Moi? 25cm
Maxine 25cm
Cycladic Figure 25cm
Stop in the Name of Love 30cm
dIck mARTin Creative Artist
The Valkyrie Brünnhilde 30cm
A celebration. As you observe the piece and wander around it with the eye, so to speak, hidden forms shapes and textures appear. A single beautiful glaze gives further interest and identity to the sculpture.
Hidden Places 1 30cm £145
Hidden Places 3 30cm £145
Hidden Places 4 30cm £145
Hidden Places 6 30cm £145
HIDDEN PLACES FIGURES SOLD
GIANTS SOLD
GREEK GODDESSES SOLD
NOBLE FIGURES SOLD
OLYMPIANS SOLD