ARTIST STATEMENT | An Elevated Station to be Celebrated
BREAKAWAY SCULPTURE :
‘Breakaway’ symbolises the understanding of us, our past, present and future relationships - how knowledge is passed on and how one’s being or character is influenced. Successful people are often admired as having the strength to have arrived in their own right, but this is only an impression of ones perceived image. ‘Breakaway’ gives tribute to those who have imparted knowledge, wisdom and true character through a real willingness to sacrifice a part of themselves in order to lift the other to a higher station. This is evident in relationships such as mother and child, teacher and student, employer and employee and big and little brother.
It is like a seed that germinates into a fully grown tree, only after gaining nurture from sun, water and enriching nutrients.