“Fragment LXII” – Jesmonite on steel base, 70cm high.
Bronze edition of 3 available now from Remarkable Treasures, Lisbon email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Mark Youd’s work is often about deconstructing the portrait in the search for inner identity, the relationship between the surface we present to the world and what we keep hidden. Further, through the textures of rock and metal, he demonstrates our inextricable link with the Earth.
“If we strip-back absolutely everything that isn’t essential for survival, all that remains is the planet around us.”
These themes are brought together powerfully in the bronze edition of Fragment LXII.
From a global perspective, the face appears as a tectonic plate, a fragment of the crust of the Earth, its surface alive with mountainous ridges and glacially carved valleys. The polished reverse side shines, as though reflecting the molten, churning core of the planet, or perhaps it reflects the soul of the individual, the light of creativity, personality and consciousness.
This compelling sculpture is available now from Remarkable Treasures, Lisbon.