By James Lethbridge
H 215.00 cm W 70.00 cm D 70.00 cm
Top ring 60cm diameter
Custom variations and sizes can be commissioned.
3 to 4 months comission time (made to order)
“From its initial conception last year I understood that I wanted to try to portray with this piece, in essence to capture a sense of energy and movement within the material. Like all natural forces that move, I didn’t want there to be any sense of perfection within the form itself, - I wanted it to be turbulent, aggressive and have a sense of life even though as a sculpture it would be hanging static and still.
Over the past few years I have to learned how to twist glass rod and spiral it at the same time, in a ‘cork-screw’ fashion. It occurred to me that this might be the best vessel for exploring a sense of movement, using hanging multiple components.
The word ‘Anima’ in English, derives from Latin, it essentially means ‘a current of air, wind, breath, the vital principle, life, soul’ (Wiki). This seems an appropriate name, as the essence of what I am trying to portray is something that is ambiguous as an energy form, people who view this sculpture will place their own interpretation on it”