There is life in this autumn breeze
Available to view and purchase at Sculpture in Context Exhibition, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin from 2nd September - 15th October 2021
Artist: Sunny Wieler
Medium: Carved Stone / Gemstone & Mirror mosaic
Title: ‘There is life in this autumn breeze’
Dimensions: 170cm H X 40cm W
Weight: 200kg aprox
Carved into a monolith of Irish Liscannor Sandstone, this piece represents Anemochory. Anemochory is defined as seed dispersal by wind.
The wind and sky are represented by mirror and a blue semiprecious gemstone known as Lapis Lazuli. Danieline seed heads are carved into the stone as well as being
depicted with in the mirror mosaic. Pyrite (fools gold) cubes infill the centre of a relief carving of the sun in the top left corner. The sun playing a vital role in the life of a seed.
This sculpture is best placed outdoors in a garden setting were the mirror mosaic really comes to life and constantly changes appearance due to the ever-changing reflections. Outdoors it can also pick up reflections of the sky and
surroundings. Sunlight also enhances the great natural textures of the stone.
About Lapis lazuli Gemstones:
Lapis lazuli, is a deep-blue metamorphic rock used as a semi-precious stone that has been prized since antiquity for its intense color. In the Middle Ages, it was ground into powder and made into ultramarine, the finest and most
expensive of all blue pigments. It was used by some of the most important artists of the Renaissance and Baroque,
including Masaccio, Perugino, Titian and Vermeer, and was often reserved for the clothing of the central figures of their paintings, especially the Virgin Mary.
It is also believed to have healing qualities. Lapis Lazuli Encourages self-awareness, allows self-expression and
reveals inner truth, providing qualities of honesty,
compassion and morality to the personality. Stimulates
objectivity, clarity and encourages creativity