L’amore della madre (Mother’s Love) by Alissa Booker
Delight in the language of sculpture at Byron Writers Festival 2021
Throughout the Festival site, sculptors of the region present their uniquely crafted works. Each piece represents the artist’s chosen subject in an individually composed language of sculpture, through a personal visual vocabulary of ideas, marks and materials.
Amongst the great selection of local sculptors, this year two local sculpture schools, The Byron School of Sculpture directed by Damien Lucas and Christopher Dean’s Marble Dreaming Studio bring students’ work to Byron Writers Festival 2021.
Both schools show an emphasis on the classical approaches of marble carving, bronze casting or the forerunners to these techniques with the human figure featuring prominently. Juxtaposed with these traditional media are works in the more contemporary media of found objects, recycled and innovative materials, ceramics as well as conceptual installations. Whatever the chosen materials the works convey a message, an idea, a fascination perhaps.
More information on the works and the sculptors is available at the sculpture tent on site (5) with curator Suvira McDonald. Suvira will gladly walk the exhibition with you and offer commentary on the various works, many of which are for sale.
L’amore della madre (Mother’s Love) Alissa Booker
Carrara Marble Created from a single source, L’amore della madre (Mother’s Love) conveys the complex and all-encompassing relationship between a mother and child.