The Ring is in keeping with The Clasp, in that it is personally introspective and representative of family and objects. Objects that are tied to the family circle and remembrance of family members and friends that have past away. Repetitive Organic forms and inspiration taken from precious objects are often the starting point for work underpinned with this theme.
The Ring is a representation of a precious object, a symbol, a gift, a bequest or a treasure. With inspiration drawn from a pressure set diamond ring, the Ring sculpture has a perfect fitting connection point but is without its gem. In this case, the gem is actually replaced by the connection point. And not traditionally round in shape, the ring sculpture is oval and left open at the connection point as a representation of the ability to develop and change, and remain open and accepting.
The base for this sculpture was not originally as I had imagined. It was in fact designed by Chris in an effort to ensure that the sculpture could be free standing and safe for tangible public perusal and it is indeed standing up to the test.
Made from Corten Steel with a natural rusted finish and standing 1175mm tall the Ring can be seen at Yering Station as part of the annual sculpture exhibition until December the 8th 2013.