Wall Sculpture ‘New Start’ by James Alexander




L: 35cm x D: 14cm x H: 67cm
9 kg

Wall Sculpture ‘New Start’ by James Alexander

A brilliant mixed media wall sculpture by Australian-based sculptor James Alexander.

This beautiful piece blends free-blown glass with sculpting both inside and outside of the bauble and hand-carved Australian hardwood.

Like an ancient Buddha head encased in an old banyan tree, this sculpture perfectly coalesces into one form.

The figure is carrying the weight of the natural world on its shoulders.

Wall hung.

Wall Sculpture – Artist

James Alexander Glass artist was born in Plymouth and raised in Cornwall. He began his professional artistic journey while studying Applied Arts in 2012 at Bournemouth University with a primary focus on hot glass blowing.  This was the beginning of great things for James. His brilliance as a glass artist was noted by industry-leading lights such as Peter Layton and Simon Moore at London’s New Designers Exhibition.

He worked as a glass-making freelancer for Peter, Simon and other studios to help him hone his skills and fine-tune his artistic abilities with glass-making.

After working at the Simone More studio, London Glassblowing, the Michael Rue studio, Bristol Blue Glass, and the Jonathan Rogers studio in the Netherlands, James headed to the other side of the world to start a new life in Australia.
James takes inspiration from the rugged coastline of Cornwall where he grew up and the region’s soil erosion. In his studio on the Gold Coast, James explores the limitless possibilities that glass sculpture enables.

He explores themes of existence through adaptation and flexibility and the union between land and sea. James combines the translucent nature of glass with other more solid sculptural forms that highlight the tension and marriage between them.

By combining strong deep colours and translucent glass, James provides a clear lens to see deeper into the work, uncovering fine lines that represent the rock fissures in the shifting geology of the coastline.
His sculptural glasswork is both representation and narrative. A sculptural story told through art that will engage and enthral its audience for many years to come.

Weight 9 kg
Dimensions 35 × 14 × 67 cm


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