Liam Flynn : A Quiet Revolutionary
Sarah Myerscough Gallery is proud to present a captivating new consignment of Liam Flynn's sculptural forms from an epoch-defining collector of contemporary craft.
"His pieces are achingly beautiful :
they have a brooding presence,
a sense of rightness, an air of confidence"
- Roger Bennett
"The quality of his craft was not - as with many makers working in wood - over-elaborate, depending on the use of exotic woods, intricate carving or highly polished surfaces; Liam actually strove to achieve the opposite. He searched for modest local woods, clean simple turning and carving, and a natural finish, creating sublime forms through the power of understatement.
His signature was pure organic form: from fat-bellied vessels to wide-rimmed barrels, either soft and voluminous or finely carved, using a thin fluted line or a series of gentle scalloped marks. It was the flaws and markings that invariably gave his work its singular and profound beauty...
Each work was contemplative and captivating: chance happenings were exhilarating both for the artist/maker, and the lucky collector who would ultimately own the piece! Liam created an intimate relationship between the piece and the viewer, and to own one of his works makes you feel that you have something of him and all that he was."
- Sarah Myerscough
Sarah's full essay on Liam Flynn 'A Quiet Revolutionary' is published as part of 'Fluid Forms : Liam Flynn'
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