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Lucite Flower by Herb Elsky- 1983

Lucite Flower by Herb Elsky- 1983

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This rare Lucite resin sculpture, bearing the signature of Herb Elsky and dated 1983 on its base, portrays a flower and its stem intricately carved within two acrylic blocks joined together. It could be a phantasmal sunflower in the colour of crystal. The light passes through, and flows through the flower, the shape of its head opening to the sky, its central bud, the back of its petals embellished by veins, and its foot on which fine stem details are engraved.
The back of the flower boasts a rougher texture.
Depending on the angle of view, the different sources of light, sun, or electrical light the flower no longer gives itself only in this transparency close to crystal but becomes tinged with yellows, or red like the sofa behind it. It is fascinating!

Herb Elsky is an artist who, for several decades specialised in abstract visual art, but in more recent years combining sight and sound into experiences of mind and space.
Herbert Elsky is a senior student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Mipham Rinpoche.
He met Trungpa Rinpoche first in 1971 and was one of the founding members of the Los Angeles Shambhala Centre. He was the Director of Shambhala Training in Los Angeles for many years and later he was the Head of Practise at the residential Shambhala centre Karme Chöling in Vermont for three years. (1988-1991)
He moved to France in 1995 with his wife Catherine, to help renovate the buildings and establish Dechen Chöling as a practise centre. He was the Head of Practise at Dechen Chöling from 1995-1997.
He teaches all levels of Shambhala Training and Shambhala Art and since moving to France he has been teaching throughout Europe.
Herbert Elsky is an artist, a sculptor, who exhibited his sculptures of transparent resin regularly in art galleries while he was living in Los Angeles. Since moving to France he has created “La Baluba” theatre as his work has evolved towards sound and performance work.

PERIOD: Late 20th Century
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 7.5" Width: 13" Depth: 23.25"
CREATOR: Herb Elsky

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