Seedpod 11 (Spike)

David Greenwood's avatar David Greenwood

Most of my sculptures over the past 30 years have been figurative, life-sized and metaphorical. The derive a lot from Folk Art and seem to suggest narratives. With the Seedpod Series, begun in 2004, I have turned to an interest in pure form and in abstraction from Nature. I cannot resist picking up seedpods. I collect them wherever I travel. They prove to me every time that no one can beat Mother Nature as designer. Their diversity is awe inspiring. Seedpod 11 (Spike) was inspired by a Gum Tree pod. We often talk as though the Organic world and the Geometric world are polar opposites. What fascinates me about objects such as seedpods is their fusion of growth forms with what seems to be modular "engineering" of mathematical precision. Boats and airplanes delight me for the reverse quality: complex mathematics and engineering leading to graceful, fluid, functional, organic forms.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 36 inches
  • Medium: Welded Bronze
  • Width: 50 inches
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 36 inches