Taken originally from a song by the Beach Boys, the text in this handmade, studio edition wall sculpture by Nic Joly rings true to the artist who wanted to convey the importance of loudly showcasing our care and love for those in our lives. The bright red of the hand painted clothes on the miniature figures is offset by the green of the tree that is made from 70 bits of twisted wire and painted sponge. What's more, the engagement ring adds an aspect of realism and contrast to the small text and sand taken from the artist's favourite beach in Turkey.
For Summer 2021, Nic reflected on his experience of the last 65 weeks in the UK. He ponders that "When we all woke up on the 23rd March 2020 none of us could really understand how our whole world was about to change forever. We were all suddenly given a focus, a spotlight on our lives and the world we live in because of a global crisis. This body of work was born out of this experience and fact, but is not lead by it. I don’t see this as a lockdown collection. I see it as a sketch book of thoughts, observations, emotions and rethinkings born during our 65 weeks of national lockdowns."
Edition size: 65
Media: Mixed Media, Sculpture
Subjects: Figurative, Humour, People, Still life
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