Chevron 1, 2011 and Chevron 2, 2011 wood, linen, leather, oil, steel 74 x 13 x 9″ (each)
Holly Wheatcroft’s kinetic sculptures feature wooden shapes covered in linen and oil, arranged vertically to spin around a central pole. As the shapes move and turn, the viewer is encouraged to become involved in new color combinations and perspectives.
Abacus, 2010 wood, linen, oil 17 x 18 x 4″
-Atonement,2010 wood, linen, oil, steel 25.5 x 7 x 4″
What started out as snake tongues turned into fish tails in honour of Jonah, a character featured in Judaism, Christianity and Islam as a symbol of repentance and salvation. The fish swallows Jonah, and it is the fish which is highlighted in this piece as an allegory for modes of new self-awareness (axis mundi*, dreams, mediation) and the process of rebirth. –Holly Wheatcroft
Of Celebration, 2010 steel, wood, linen, oil 16′ tall x 7′ wide x 2′ deep
Holly Wheatcroft website, here.
Canvas Gallery, here.
Meghan Fish Contemporary, here.
Holly Wheatcroft is a member of the Sculptors Society of Canada and Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, with a studio practice in Toronto’s historic Distillery District. She holds an MA from the University of Toronto in Art History.
* The axis mundi is the center of the world, or the connection between Heaven and earth.
Very striking! Thank you 🙂
You’re welcome, glad you enjoyed it.
Mine is the faucet, too, absolutely. The colors are so vivid in all of them.
I love these! The faucet is my favorite….and the chevron…