Mandala Eighty

2001
Stainless steel
22 x 26 x 17 cm cm
Edition of 10
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About The Artist

David Annesley's welded steel sculptures seem to defy the weight of the material from which they are made, largely through their abstract compositions that imply a sense of movement. The forms are layered and contemplative, large, yet delicate and intricate. Many of his works draw on his interest in Jungian psychology, which he was introduced to forty years ago when he came across a series of mandalas drawn by a woman in her fifties. She was undergoing analysis with Dr Carl G Jung, who printed a selection of these mandalas in order to symbolise the self and harmony within the individual as archetypes of the collective unconscious. The artist was immediately struck by the qualities of these drawings that, to him, were both universal and intensely personal. He took fifteen years to develop a way of making the mandala into a three-dimensional structure, which has, in turn, fuelled his creative life ever since.

David Annesley

Born: 1936

Other Artworks by David Annesley at CASS

2003

Mandala Eighty

Mandala Eighty is inspired by a series of drawings made by a psychiatric patient of Dr Carl G. Jung in the 1960s. These …

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