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about the form: the essex based studio of tim corke - sculptor and garden designer

(ma - art and design, bsc - garden design)

a creator of abstract and contemporary sculpture in stone and multimedia compositions; inspired by natural form to enhance and create a new dimension or identity to any interior or exterior space.

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Armillary Sphere Plinth Speíra

Speíra - 2015

Bath stone - unique

W:480 x D:350 x H:470 mm

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Private Commission

Aeolian 2

Aeolian 2 - 2014

Ancaster Weatherbed - unique

W:520 x D:250 x H:460 mm

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Private Commission

Argentia - A combined sculpture & water feature with lighting - 2015

Ancaster Weatherbed - unique

W:470 x D:280 x H:1150 mm

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Private Commission

Argentia

Acoluthos - 2015

Sandstone - unique

W:340 x D:250 x H:750 mm

Acoluthos

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Ptelea - 2015

Bath stone - unique

W:280 x D:210 x H:740 mm

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Ptelea

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Event Horizon - 2015

Bath stone - unique

W:190 x D:500 x H:580 mm (size of both pieces in position)

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Event Horizon

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Emanation - 2015

Bath stone and glass - unique

W:480 x D:400 x H:530 mm (size of both pieces in position)

Emanation

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Pelagia - Inspired by B. Hepworth’s ‘Pelagos’- 2015

Bath stone - unique

W:400 x D:320 x H:430 mm

Pelagia

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Aphesis - A wave breaking - 2015

Bath stone - unique

W:550 x D:350 x H:470 mm

Acoluthos

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Aeolian 1 - 2013

Bath stone - unique

W:500 x D:270 x H:400 mm

Aeolian

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Stream of New Beginning - 2012

Forged steel & Portland stone - unique

W:170 x D:190 x H:640 mm

Stream of new Beginning

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the forms

‘Emanation’ - 2015

‘Emanation’: Something that issues from a source

Bath stone, Perspex and blue glass - Unique

An experiment with light and the simultaneity of time and space.

The sculpture is in two halves to allow shadows to be cast from one half of the sculpture to the other during the course of a day.

The glass ball acts as a dispersant of  sun light. The diffused blue light will move across the sculpture over the course of the day creating an ever changing perceived relationship with object and viewer in time and space.


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Emanation - A sculpture in Bath Stone and glass by Tim Corke #azure

‘Speíra’ - 2015

‘Speíra’: From the Greek meaning spiral

An experiment in form with a twisting body.

The basis for this form was derived from ‘Aeolian 1 and ‘Aphesis’. The piece denotes travelling in the mind and symbolises journey.

Its an interesting study that turns your eye 360 degrees before returning to the same plane; but in a different place and a different view point. A Beginning and end are static points of assemblage and focus. A journey could be compared to free fall; an allowance and trust of people and things beyond our control.










Private commission

Speíra - A sculpture in Bath Stone by Tim Corke #speíra

‘Aeolian 1’ - 2013

‘Aeolian’: Relating to or arising from the action of the wind.

‘Pelagos’ by Barbara Hepworth is a fascinating sculpture. Its circular form reflects the never ending repetition of waves. I regard it as a definitive piece describing her observations of the Cornish landscape and the sea.

A circle depicts continuity. A semi circle implies continuity and therefore something to be completed. The minds’ action to complete this shape gives potency to the form.

My initial idea was to create a sculpture with strings; a kind of stone harp. Unexpected things meant changing the original concept.

This WordPress Blog takes the story a little further…

https://earthdrawn.wordpress.com/2014/08/

 Available for purchase from The Sculpt Gallery - Tiptree


Aeolian - A sculpture in Bath Stone by Tim Corke #aeolian1

‘Aeolian 2 ’ - 2014

An experimentation with the original ‘Aeolian’.

This form uses ‘Ancaster Weatherbed’ limestone. Unlike Bath stone, which is a freestone, Ancaster Weatherbed has distinct bedding layers. It also has a ‘blue hearting’, the grey blue veining, giving an opportunity to to give a completely different visual response.

The stone also has very different working characteristics to Bath stone.

A private commission.

Aeolian 2 - A sculpture in Ancaster Weatherbed Stone by Tim Corke #aeolian2

‘Ptelea’ - 2015

‘Ptelea’: One of the Hamadryad nymphs

The Hamadryads were supernatural tree nymphs, spirits of nature that took the form of beautiful young maidens who only lived as long as the trees they inhabited. The name Hamadryads derives from the Greek word 'dryos' meaning “tree” and the Greek word 'hama' meaning "together". The Hamadryads were eight Dryad nymph daughters of the forest spirit Oxylos ("He of the Forest") and Hamadryas a daughter of Oreios (“He of the Mountains”).

Daphnaeae (Laurel tree)

Epimeliades (Apple tree)

Kissiae (Ivy)

Meliae (Ash tree)

Balanos (Oak)

Kraneia (Dogwood)

Morea (Mulberry)

Aigeiros (Poplar)

Ptelea (Elm)

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Ptelea - A sculpture in Bath Stone by Tim Corke #ptelea

‘Event Horizon’  - 2015

‘Event Horizon’: An event horizon is a boundary in space-time beyond which nothing can escape.

Bath stone - Unique

The sculpture is in two halves to allow shadows and light to diffuse between the two during the course of the day.

The funnel like aperture pertains to a black hole like opening that visually draws the eye of the observer. The circumscribing circular grove is indicative of a point of no return. Outside the line the hole is unnoticed; within it you are drawn inevitably toward it.


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Event Horizon - A sculpture in Bath Stone by Tim Corke #event_horizon

‘Pelagea’  - 2015

‘Pelagea’: From the Greek ‘derived from the sea’.

Inspired by B. Hepworth’s ‘Pelagos’- 2015

‘Pelagos’: From the Greek ‘the sea’.

Barbara Hepworth’s Pelagos was used as a study for this sculpture. Her sculpture was a study of the coastal landscape around bays of St Ives in Cornwall where two arms of land enfold the sea on either side.

This piece was created as an appreciation of Hepworth’s work. It is an aesthetic study of the form rather than pertaining to the Cornish landscape, although I still hope it would be welcomed at a home in Cornwall!

Available for purchase from The Sculpt Gallery - Tiptree


Pelagia - A sculpture in Bath Stone by Tim Corke #pelagia

‘Aphesis’  - 2015

‘Aphesis’: From the Greek ‘to let go, set free or release’.

There is a point where a wave breaks from its pure smooth curling arch and breaks, releasing all its power and energy until it melts into the sea.

This wave like form captures that point of release. The narrow gap at the tip of the wave creates a point of tension representing the growing energy at that final second before the wave breaks.

A sculpture in Bath stone.



Available for purchase from The Sculpt Gallery - Tiptree


Aphesis - A sculpture in Bath Stone by Tim Corke #aphesis

‘Acoluthos’ - 2015

‘Acoluthos’: From the Greek ‘akólouthos’ meaning follower, attendant, equivalent to a- prefix denoting association or acolyte.

An Acolyte: A secular term meaning a member of the highest-ranking of the four minor orders.

The shape symbolises a symbiotic relationship between two paths that converge becoming one and the same before reemerging and reformed as a copy or replica of the other.

A sculpture in Sandstone.



Available for purchase from The Sculpt Gallery - Tiptree


Acoluthos - A sculpture in Bath Stone by Tim Corke #acoluthos

’Stream of New Beginning’  - 2012

This is a photograph of a limestone pavement plateaux in the Alps in southern France. It shows a rivulet worn by the naturally acidic effects of rain water over hundreds and possibly thousands of years.

The finished sculpture is like a negative of the original form. The forged steel shape of the rivulet is superimposed as a relief on the stone mount rather than inscribed. The new vertical alignment transcend any notion that the stream is water to become something ascending the bonds of the earth.

The combination of metal and stone is a process I wish to use more in the future.


#stream Limestone Rivulet Rivulet - Limestone pavement erosion: The Alps

‘Argentia’ - 2015

‘Argentia’: The Greek word meaning silver.

A private commission for a couples silver wedding anniversary.

The challenge was to create, not only a sculpture, but also to combine this as a water feature. The sculpture is in two halves to represent the those of marriage; the water between the two halves represents the bond of marriage its self.

The shape is derived from neolithic standing stones such as those of The Stones of Stenness in the Orkney’s

A sculpture in Ancaster Weatherbed stone



Argentia - A sculpture in Ancaster Weatherbed stone by Tim Corke #argentia Stones of Stenness

An Armillary Sphere Plinth - 2016

Ancaster Weatherbed - unique

W:340 x D:340 x H:1200 mm

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‘Armillary Sphere Plinth’ - 2016

A private commission

The Armillary Sphere its self was bought as a present several years before the commission for the plinth.

A plinth has two functions: to support an object placed upon it and to look attractive in its own right but not to over whelm or ‘out shine’ the which its supports.

Simplicity with aesthetic appeal, or perhaps a case of less in more, more or less!

A sculpture in Ancaster Weatherbed stone



Argentia - A sculpture in Ancaster Weatherbed stone by Tim Corke #argentia