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             Artist's statement:
"A female head in which the hair transforms into other forms that emerged during the process of the image being realized. The structure's physical appearance derives, I think, from women who have been close to me."

Muse Head
bronze
2011
Edition: 1 of 6
11.4" H x 9" W x 11" D
29cm x 23cm x 28cm

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Australia
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Muse Head
Muse Head
Muse Head
Muse Head
Muse Head
Muse Head
Muse Head
Muse Head
Muse Head
Muse Head
Muse Head
Charles Pizer ~ Artist/Solar Art
Thomas W Bates ~ Artist/Sculptor
Stuart Hirst ~ Artist/Painter
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 plus a long, slender neck help to offset the strong, smooth facial features of the Muse Head, contrasted by her neatly woven coif, which upon closer inspection, reveals itself to be a cluster of twisting snakes. Though heavy, the bronze is a hollow-cast. Remarkable detail... Elegant, graceful, & highly refined, this dynamic work, standing nearly a foot tall, makes an exquisite 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
Thomas W Bates ~ Artist/Sculptor
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Thomas W Bates ~ Artist/Sculptor
Thomas W Bates ~ Artist/Sculptor
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