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Sculpture | Paul Olson

Black Earth

Regular price $1,490.00
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Sculpture | Paul Olson

Black Earth

Regular price $1,490.00
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Material: Kauri Ball, Totara Plinth

Dimensions: 175W x 1000H mm (including plinth)

Our Planet Earth is made from space dust circling the sun. We are drawn to  the barren rock from which we came and to which we will return.  

This piece is the story of life and if disregarded it will turn on us in full force.  We cannot take this Earth lightly any longer. It needs to be nurtured as if we are only guardians.

It is extremely hard and challenging to replicate the sphere carved by hand just like looking after the Earth is something that appears simple and easy, but which is completely the opposite.

From Warwick Brown, MNZM "If one seeks confirmation that the artist has skill and commitment, one only has to contemplate Black Earth. To hand-carve a perfect sphere is exceptionally hard, yet we are reminded that nature’s gravity
achieves this form effortlessly throughout the universe. The theme of the sphere is a dominant one throughout this exhibition –remember that the crabclaw sailors were traversing the surface of a sphere."  For the full review, please email


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