Stephen Page Sculpture
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When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.

- R. Buckminster Fuller

aurochs

edition of 12. 30x23x51cm. 2017

c@

edition of 12. 30x12x45cm. 2014

goat

edition of 9. 29x15x33cm. 2012

hatchet bird

edition of 25. 20x6x23cm. 2013

ibis

edition of 25. 11x5x23cm. 2016

owl

edition of 12. 20x9x10cm. 2017

owl II

edition of 12. 57x26x29cm. 2017

venus bird

edition of 25. 14x6x14cm. 2017

bird of prey II

edition of 9. 33x43x15cm. 2011

dog star

edition of 12. 17x19x6cm. 2010

early bird

edition of 12. 14x14x7cm. 2009

heliolater

edition of 12. 27x16x10cm. 2009

hen

edition of 12. 8x13x5cm. 2008

manta ray

edition of 12. 31x22x28cm. 2007

white horse

edition of 9. 29x22x8cm. 2009

peacock

edition of 9. 2012

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Stephen Page's sculptures focus on the essence of the creature; excess information is stripped away and the shapes are honed down and simplified creating a pure smooth skin in order to observe form and space with the utmost clarity. This economy of means gives the work a timelessness and permanence, and under their silent outer appearance, they nurture an aspiration to universal form.

There is a stillness and solidity to these iconic sculptures with no dramatic or violent movement. Instead they employ subtle curves, rounded forms and the interaction of different planes and sweeping lines to create a gentle movement and grace. As with the art of prehistory the work takes imaginative liberties with animal form, exaggerating and eliminating features, giving a timeless mythic quality.

"Simplicity is not an end in art, but we usually arrive at simplicity as we approach the true sense of things."

- Brancusi