Tuesday, 31 May 2011

New Sculpture: Pencil Sharpener (Squirrel III) 2011

Pencil Sharpener (Squirrel III) 2011

Size: Length 68cm x Width 30cm x Height 35cm
Medium: Mixed Media

Leo Cohen's Pencil Sharpener series are about deforestation.

Resurrected from the ruins of cut down forests, Squirrel III appears both fierce as an enchanting protector of the wild but at the same time endangered, crippled and crucified.

These limited edition sculptures are inspired by Francis Bacon’s “Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion” where each painting has its figure appearing ugly and tortured. Some argue that it is us who have made them this way, that humanity are the crucifiers and they the crucified. Similarly, it is us humans who continue to destroy and threaten the natural habitats of many animals through deforestation.

Pencil Sharpener (Squirrel III) 2011 will also be exhibited with The Screening Room Society at the Old Vic Tunnels (Kevin Spacey/Richard III) from Friday 3rd June 2011.

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