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‘AIRWAVE‘ 2016

Floating Arabic Dhow Sculpture, suspended
Stainless Steel-Mesh, white colour finish
600 x 375 x 110 cm, installed February 2017
Commission by LW for Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai, UAE
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Mesh Sculpture of a Dhow - Arabic ship - in hotel lobby Le Royal Meridien Dubai

Derived from Arabic dhow designs ‘AIRWAVE‘ is conceived as more than a sculptural rendition of a traditional vessel.

Fabricated in white painted stainless steel mesh, etherial, translucent, precariously poised, this over 6 metre height suspended composition suggests it is more the soul of a vessel than a vessel itself. Rather than in water it floats in air. Phantom-like, this sculpture seems mysteriously poised between the elements where horizon is blurred or lost, its ethos suggesting it exists not only where sea and sky optically merge but in a place where they physically merge, too and where there are neither one thing nor the other.

It’s an exploding apparition which draws attention to the fine line between liquid, air and that which is solid – water, mist, cloud, even ice. Its anti-gravitational composition ultimately expresses a vision and notion of invisible forces which surround us and which form part of everything which exists – electromagnetic and radio waves, light waves, wind and liquid shock waves as well as gravity and its counterpart relentlessly, persuasively, explosively shaping and forcing us to go with the flow.
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Private Commission of a double torso

Many thanks to interior designer Nayla Khoury, iye>art, Lebanon, for sharing images of “TUSO 2012” in situ: a double torso composition, private commission.

interior design with David Begbie sculpture
couple sculpture wall-mountedtorso sculpture in wiremeshnude pair as wall-mounted art

semi-transparent wire-mesh sculpture of a loving couple

New Video 'Mostly Empty Space'

sculptor in studio

Video ‘Mostly Empty Space’ includes subtitles in different languages features an interview and the installation of my bronze-mesh Buddha sculpture at Buddha-Bar, Knightsbridge, London. Many thanks to Jonathan Cronin for a professional and clever production as well as to Heathcliff Blair for the soundtrack!
Congratulations to Jonathan Cronin, who was in the top ten at the 'MOVIE MACHINE DIGITAL CINEMA FESTIVAL with his 4 minute production about my work.

Outdoor Sculpture 'ChaChaCha' 2013

13th May 2013: Installation of ‘ChaChaCha’, a 5.5 metres heigh mirror stainless steel sculpture with three blades with laser cut design is based on a round plinth, width 180 cm. I’d like to thank Chris, Perry, Chuck and Carol as well as Barton Engineers, ABC Stainless in Peterborough, MaerskLine and Mariano Brothers, USA for their support to make it happen!

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garden sculpture in mirror stainless steel

Fashion Photo at Buddha-Bar

OK! Magazine Fashion Shoot at Buddha-Bar, London depicts ‘TRANSCEND’ 2012

145 Knightsbridge was the location of choice for a fabulous fashion spread in OK! Magazine with latest trends (Issue 874, April 16th 2013).

All images of Buddha-Bar here

David Begbie artwork behind fashion model