Seven – pic 1

2000

Carved and painted pine and lime.

About 900mm high.

The title refers to the film of the same name but the real source of inspiration was Hieronymus Bosch’s painting in the Prado depicting the Seven Deadly Sins. Grouped up and around a tower each sin corresponds to a little Carved scene: the overweight waiter carrying the food, the wife literally carrying the family, the lady sawing the man in half, the miser with his basket of gold. And so on. The work was exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy Summer Exhibition in 2000 where it was sold to a gallery owner. It is one of my favourite pieces.

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