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Copper sculpture of a seated Buddha - floating at Buddha-Bar London

‘TRANSPOSE’ 2012

‘TRANSPOSE’ 2012
Buddha-Bar, Knightsbridge, London, UK
Dimensions 175 cm x 110 cm x 100 cm
video

‘TRANSPOSE’ 2012
Commission for BUDDHA-BAR, near Hydepark No.1, London
Seated buddha sculpture, bronze-mesh
Dimensions 175 cm x 110 cm x 100 cm

Made from a single sheet of bronze mesh and transformed into an expressive, dynamic balance of power an dignity. Watch the video documentation of the production.

TRANSPOSE’ is a buddha image made from a single sheet of bronze mesh and transformed into an expressive, dynamic balance of power an dignity, an intriguing harmony of naked skin and drape. David Begbie has stressed an emphasis on the ears of the Buddha as a special reference to ‘listening’ and the way that music can ‘fill your head’. There is also a special emphasis on the transcendental nature of the Buddha: a floating transparent sculpture with a powerful dynamic fusion of the sculpture and its two shadows projected onto the frosted screen - seen first when entering the basement!
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Public examples


St. Mary, Wherwell Chilbolton, UK
Millennium Dome, London
Manangel, Birmingham
Shrine of Walsingham, UK
Wimbledon Centre Court Building, UK
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Museums


Natural History Museum, London
Bede’s World Museum, UK
International Slavery Museum, Liverpool
Galleria Nazionali de Arte Moderna, Rome
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Court of Justice, Almelo, The Netherlands
National Gallery Canberra, Australia
Nickel Arts Museum, Calgary, USA

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Conning Asset Management, London
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Heron Corporation
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Johnson&Johnson
Jumeirah Hotel Group
Le Royal Meridien
Mews of Mayfair
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Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
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My sculptures have no palpable substance or surface. At first glance they appear to be a metallic membrane but when you take a closer look they are not even a skin. They are in fact a delineation of surface and form, modelled and drawn in three-dimensional space.
David Begbie

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