Triskell

Philip Mitchell Graham

NEWSTEAD, Australia

Artist's Description

Pounced ‘triss – kell’, it is one of the oldest religious symbols in the world. Its not surprising that every possible spelling of its name is in common use. Also called a Triple spiral, Trispiral and Triskelion.

Creating a ‘real’ Triskell, with even spirals, a center of gravity and mass is quite a task because it has three beginnings and must be ‘rolled up into itself’, which is a counter intuitive process. For 95 percent of the process the whole thing looks like a shapeless mess. To my knowledge this is the only kinetic Triskell design in existence. I find the act of making a Triskell a deeply spiritual experience.

This is a ‘Wind Dancer’ kinetic wire sculpture

Sculpted freehand, cold, using a continuous length of rusted antique 8 gauge (4mm) mild steal fencing wire. Each individual sculpture is unique in detail, exact size and proportion.

Scale: Each spiral is about 120mm or 5 inches across. Absolute dimensions vary.

Height: about 710mm or 28 inches

Suitable for indoor and outdoor installation. Child safe.

Cat no: 2004_06_29_13

For sale $35 AUD plus postage and handling.

$30 AUD plus postage and handling for quantities over 10 units.

Artwork Comments

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