Dancer on a pin – pic 1


Carved and painted lime with gesso, gold leaf.

About 1000mm high.

This piece was commissioned by a lady who teaches belly dancing. The pose of the figure is derived from Indian erotic art. The dancer spins round on an axis. (I used my sons skate boarding roller bearings) Reactions were mixed. She loved it. Her young sons were mortified. Her mother was disgusted. Her father always looked at it with a wry smile. It’s fair to say not many people are ambivalent about what I make.

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