An exceptional casting by an exceptional artist, on offer is this superb bronze by master sculptor, Thomas W. Bates. The inherent level of artistry & workmanship warrants museum exhibit. A force to be reckoned with, the sheer power & immediacy of Bates' sculptures are at once evident, inescapable, & boldly compelling... This is a rare opportunity to acquire an extraordinary work by one of the world's finest living sculptors.
Sharply defined contours enhance the strong facial features of the Headland, contrasted by the multi-tiered craggy cliffside that forms the upper brow & top of the head, surmounted by the slender form of a female figure, gazing outwardly. With its cutaway features, the piece is highly conceptual, rich with symbolism, & deeply personal. Remarkable detail... The bronze has been mounted on a base crafted of jarrah wood, a hardwood finished in its natural color. Both rugged & refined, at over 3-feet in height, this remarkable work makes a magnificent display.
A sculptor all his life, Thomas W. Bates served as Senior Lecturer in Fine Art & as Head of School of Sculpture, Exeter College of Art & Design, Exeter (UK), until leaving in 1990 to concentrate full time on his own work. His work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy (London) & numerous commercial galleries & private forums in the UK & Australia. At the age of 72 & with his artwork housed in collections around the world, Bates continues to produce a steady & prolific stream of sculptures, drawings, & poetry from the rural seclusion of his studio in South Australia.
"This is an artist you can trust."
~ Tony Smith, Arts Review UK, Volume XXXX No. 3