COME TO THE EDGE II
A N I M A L : Scarlet Ibis
M A T E R I A L : Stainless steel and a translucent red fluoropolymer coating
P R I C E : $47,000
U N I Q U E / M U L T I P L E : Unique
D E S C R I P T I O N : A spectacular sculpture, semi-abstract, reminiscent of the Scarlet Ibis in flight. Cast in stainless steel with a translucent red fluoropolymer coating, Come to the Edge II measures 38” h x 63.5” w x 20” d, which is approximately 1.5 times the height of the Scarlet Ibis. This contemporary sculpture, with its intricate network of delicate ribs, features a scarlet exterior and a highly polished stainless steel interior indicative of the plumage of the juvenile bird.
“The challenge in a sculpture is always to use materials in a new and different way, and make it convey meaning and portray form in a manner that has not previously been seen. My forms are metaphors about life; they explore our state of reality- motion and time. Fleeting moments, a passing instant—qualitative time in which there is an occurrence—not ordinary quantitative time. Sculptures become part of culture and part of the society in which they exist. As a sculptor, you have great opportunity and responsibility to participate in the forming of a culture and creating excitement and differentiation and making space interesting. At the same time you are able to express something that is personal and unique.”
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Andrew Rogers is one of Australia’s most distinguished and internationally recognized contemporary artists. Thirty-four years of sculpting has resulted in over 700 Rogers sculptures out in the world, including 51 major stone structures which comprise the Rhythms of Life land art project. The largest contemporary land art undertaking in the world, Rhythms of Life consists of a connected set of drawings on the earth visible from space. Rogers’ stone sculptures, or geoglyphs, encircle the globe. This unique and unprecedented project has involved more than 7,500 people in sixteen countries, across all seven continents, over the past sixteen years.
Rogers receives many international commissions. His critically acclaimed sculptures are in numerous private and prominent public collections and around the world. Rogers’ work is exhibited internationally and is the subject of books and documentaries shown on Ovation in the United States, the Discovery channel in Europe, and the ABC and National Geographic channels. The Google Cultural Institute has recently partnered with Rogers and launched the Rhythms of Life land art project exhibition on their Art Project website. The exhibition features spectular, high resolution images.
Rogers’ new forms are a continuing contribution to contemporary visual arts created with an innovative narrative. His work is forging new paths in the use of materials and forms, and reflects contemporary intellectual conceptual thinking and social comment. His exploration of human emotion is reflected in the light, floating, organic forms. Recent commissions include major sculptures for:
- Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park in New Zealand.
- 2017 Expo Future Energy in Astana, Kazakhstan.
- Cirque du Soleil collections located in Canada, Spain and Tahiti.
- Point Leo Estate Sculpture Park, Victoria, Australia.
- Private collections in Hawaii, Colorado and California.
- He is currently working on projects for Turkey, the USA and Peru.