A beautiful night with @audemarspiguet celebrating the 30 year anniversary of the Royal Oak Offshore in my art studio.
Audemars Piguet has been a true patron of the arts for many years , Audemars believes in the power of contemporary art to connect and be connected.
And Since 2013 is a global Associate Partner of Art Basel, Audemars Piguet Contemporary has presented commissioned artworks annually in Hong Kong, Basel, and Miami Beach.
“Reflections of Youth” speaks to the universal longing to capture and preserve the essence of youth. It serves as a reminder that the vibrancy and innocence of our youth can never truly be lost, but rather lives on within us, forever preserved in the depths of our memories and reflections.
The polished bronze surface of the sculpture, with its rich hues and lustrous finish, adds an aura of timelessness and permanence. It reflects the changing light of the day, mirroring the fleeting nature of youth itself. Just as the bronze remains unyielding to the passage of time, so too does the yearning for eternal youth persist within the human heart.
At the intersection of art and science, Leonardo da Vinci sought to explore the harmony between the human form and the proportions of the natural world. His iconic Vitruvian Man encapsulates the beauty of symmetry and balance, acting as a symbol of the interconnectedness of all things. Drawing inspiration from da Vinci’s masterpiece, I embarked on a voyage to create a sculpture that encapsulates the spirit of discovery and the quest for unity.
A special Vitruvian spaceman patch was created by NASA engineer Fred Keune, This embroidered emblem is worn on the right shoulder of U.S. spacesuits used in Extravehicular Activity (EVA) or “spacewalks”
Whereby an astronaut walk on the outside of a space station to do maintenance , only 215 people have ever done a spacewalk
NASA transferred this patch to the Museum in 2013.
We had such a wonderful day in the art studio receiving 5 classes of young kids.
We had some of them paint and showed them around the studio explaining some of the processes we do.
We would love to organize more of these moments and have the kids draw and paint while looking at art pieces to inspire them 👩🏼🎨 if any schools want to reach out then please feel free 🏽
I want to show you more of the ceramic shelling process
It’s what art foundries use to create a “crust” around a wax model to eventually pour the liquid bronze into.
In this video we are dipping and layer a large astronaut helmet with a special sand , how do you like the result?
We started working on this bronze sculpture over a year ago , we had some technical figuring out to do as the astronaut is only balancing on the tip of one foot.. but with a strong internal structure it’s coming along very nice.
“Beyond the clouds”
250 cm tall , polished and painted bronze
I have experimented quite a lot with polishing the beautiful material that bronze is .. no coatings ..just countless hours of polishing.
But I’m actually quite inspired and interested to start playing with matt textures and patina’s on the bronze to see what kind of emotion that will bring to myself and the viewer