Modern Abstract Art Sculpture ‘Distracted Thoughts’ by Phil Vickery


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L: 45cm x D: 15cm x H: 19cm
4 kg

Modern Abstract Art Sculpture ‘Distracted Thoughts’ by Phil Vickery

The masterful hands of Phil Vickery have created this stunning and thought-provoking modern abstract art sculpture. It is inspired by Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. ADHD is a brain-condition that affects peoples behaviour. Often characterised by poor attention and distractibility and/or hyperactive and impulsive behaviours.

Mould blown glass was manipulated and shaped. Once cooled, the sculpture was cut and polished to an intense shine. Finally, the piece was mounted on float glass.

A remarkable modern abstract art sculpture that packs a yellow and orange colour punch. A truly magnificent piece that begs you to look around and through it. The colours and shadows change as you move around the object.

Choose this show-stopping piece for your home, hotel or office.

Modern Abstract Art Sculpture Artist

Phil Vickery is an international award-winning British glass artist who is based in the North East of England. His glass art represents nature, energy, movement and various emotional states of the mind, or the subconscious. He developed a unique technique where an internal membrane of glass is twisted along the length of the piece in a fluid manner. The technique creates an effect in the structure that is reminiscent of a double helix; the very building block of life itself. From this, he developed sculptures to represent nature, life, energy, and movement. He emulates this idea in form and content.

Sometimes the form is driven sculpturally to make an abstract. He works with the fluidity of the glass in a molten state to manipulate it, mould it, and work with the gravitational force to create his signature spiral.

This work is a design evolution of the idea that the technique represents nature, life, energy, and movement. These pieces are gathered over and over again to make the internal twist completely encased inside the clear glass. This creates a visual metaphor of a maelstrom in water. Gold is then encased to create a shining veil, and the whole piece is flattened to form a flat oval shape. It is then cut and polished to reveal the internal structure.

Artist’s Statement:
“As an artist, I find glass one of the greatest challenges; one has to understand not only about art theory and contemporary context but also the nature of this fluid material.”

Weight 4 kg
Dimensions 45 × 15 × 19 cm


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