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Sculpture by Cowling artist Sam Shendi to go on display in London
9:00am Saturday 5th October 2013 in News
An artist from Cowling has completed a sculpture that will soon go on display at the Royal British Society of Sculptors.
Sam Shendi won the society’s annual First@108 award for his colourful sculpture Evolution back in March.
He was given £10,000 to transform his model into a large-scale sculpture that will be unveiled at the London site on October 30, alongside an exhibition of his work.
The Egyptian-born artist created a steel sculpture that shows the transmission of energy through a person’s lifetime and uses basic shapes to show different stages.
He hopes the sculpture could prove to be his big break in the arts world.
Describing his artwork, Mr Shendi said: “It is presented by seven individual sculptures, each showing a minimalistic shape of the human figure in seven different stages of life. These stages are infancy, childhood, teenager, adulthood, mature, elderly and death.
“Having these pieces together in one concept makes the viewer realise how short these stages are. How easily we can take it for granted.”
People may be familiar with some of Mr Shendi’s other work – he created a sculpture of a hammer in Silsden and a statue commemorating 300 years of Baptist worship in Sutton.