Garden Sculpture in Stainless Steel
CHACHACHA
Mirrored stainless steel sculpture, devised in three parts
With laser cut design, mounted on a circular two-tier integrated base
Dimensions 5.5 x 1.7 x 1.5 m

This garden sculpture is a multi-facetted three-dimensional portrait using three aspects from a single face. The laser-cut portrait image itself is partial, not a full portrait and is conceived to allow only a glimpse of the essential character contained within the three sculptural elements which comprise the composition. The result is superbly abstract. 

The mirror-polished stainless steel used for this artwork adds yet another dynamic level to the fascinating and extraordinary balance of solidity and transparency whereby reflection is utilised as an important new feature for the sculpture itself. On a formal abstract level the composition centres around a dynamic interplay of positive, negative and reflection as well as being an actual portrait.
The associations and references the artwork conjures up is surprisingly expansive.

Originally designed as a simple organic three-part interactive harmony 'ChaChaCha' has many other qualities which the viewer either literally or subliminally experiences: 

The immediate impression is that of leaves or blades of grass rising enigmatically out of the ground. Its three elements also have the power to evoke a primitive or tribal quality as the ambiguous shapes flex in an optical struggle between being shield, feather, flame or blade. 

Having arrived at flat, almost two-dimensional sculpture in response to the exquisite shadow produced from any one of his 3D steel-mesh sculptures, he has now moved spectacularly forward to create sculpture using flat panel components which he articulates in three-dimensional space.

This monumental outdoor sculpture was fabricated in the U.K. and installed In the USA, NY State, May 2013.