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34. Guy Stevens

Demi Dolly

Estimate: £1,200-1,800

Paper   |   Scissors   |   Stone - Lot 34, Guy Stevens, Demi Dolly
Portorro Marble
18 x 13 x 12 cm.
Created in 2018

Demi Dolly is a marble sculpture by the Chelsea School of Art alumni Guy Stevens. Guy's sculpture can be found in private collections across the world, has been featured in numerous national papers and journals and recently won awards at the Worshipful Company of Masons Royal Society of Sculptors Summer Show.

"Stone allows me to express myself both conceptually and physically. As a sculptor, I want to do justice to the potential and energy in a piece of stone. I have a rough idea, and then let it happen, seeing what I can make the stone do. Giving a heavy, solid thing my aesthetics without disturbing its inherent beauty and nature.

Most of the time I do not know what the result of my physical labour will be, I take a free carving approach to the stone in front of me. I resist the recognisable, but the finished sculpture always seems to have some part of an unintended object or creature that has crept into the abstraction without me knowing.

I am most happy when the carving process reveals the odd or playful and try to title the work to reflect that. You got to have a bit of fun and not take art to serious."

For Guy, the process of discovering and sourcing his material is just as impactful as the finished work itself: "it has taken me to people and places I would otherwise not have found or thought of visiting. I hope to give the viewer or discoverer of my work the same sense of voyage, process and emotion I have felt in its creation."

Guy Stevens is also including Little Grey Mouse a Carrara marble sculpture in the auction. This can be found here.

Paper   |   Scissors   |   Stone - Lot 34, Guy Stevens, Demi Dolly

08 Nov Nov 08

Alon Zakaim Fine Art, 5-7 Dover St, W1S 4LD