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Inspiration ~ Christopher Trotter

Growth - Christopher Trotter

Growth – Christopher Trotter – 2006

This fantastical sculpture amazed me every time I visited my son’s school at Indooropilly. There’s just something about the industrial and functional meeting with the organic and surreal that really appeals to me! On his last day, I finally took the time to take a photo and to read the plaque mounted beside it – I’m so glad I was able to identify Christopher Trotter as the sculptor behind this sublime creation.

Alderley Fossil - Christopher Trotter

Alderley Fossil – Christopher Trotter 2007

I had a feeling that this glorious fossil sculpture (much admired on every journey I make past a park not far from where I live) was also Christopher’s work. I finally found this picture on his website, and was pleased that my eye for style had not deceived me!

Bottle Tree - Christopher Trotter - 2004
Bottle Tree – Christopher Trotter – 2004

Christopher’s sources of inspiration include Australian sculptor, Robert Klippel; Swiss surrealist, H.R. Giger; and even Dr Seuss. His website, full of fabulous creations, states “It is the artists who pursue an individual vision regardless of the fashions of the time that history remembers, and Trotter is such an artist.” A sentiment that speaks to my heart! Thanks, Christopher Trotter, for making the world a more marvellous place. Keep animating steel!

Inspiration ~ Johnson Tsang

Johnson Cheung-shing Tsang is “a Hong Kong sculptor specializing in ceramics, stainless steel sculpture and public art work. Tsang’s works mostly employ realist sculptural techniques accompanied by surrealist imagination, integrating the two elements, “human beings” and  “objects”, into creative themes.”

So says Johnson’s blurb. Words, however, cannot adequately describe this body of work. It has to be seen to be believed. I strongly urge you to click on the pictures you are about to see – the links will take you to Johnson’s blog posts, giving you more detail, and more delicious images, of these stunningly beautiful pieces.

A Painful Pot - Johnson Tsang

A Painful Pot – Johnson Tsang

I was blown away by ‘A Painful Pot’  – a stunning commentary on how Tsang feels about his country, made even more amazing by being able to see the process that goes into the creation of this piece.


Earth to Earth - Johnson Tsang

Earth to Earth – Johnson Tsang

Earth to Earth is a result of Jonhson’s musings on life and death. You have to see this piece in its entirety – purely amazing!


Kiss of Eternity - Johnson Tsang

Kiss of Eternity – Johnson Tsang

The beauty of a kiss and the symbol of eternity entwine to create this simple yet intricate flowing sculpture.


Breathless - Johnson Tsang

Breathless – Johnson Tsang

Breathless – and a little speechless – this striking bowl actually bubbles.


Humanosaur - Johnson Tsang

Humanosaur – Johnson Tsang

The humanosaur. Need I say more!

I love the humorous undertone contained in these deep and evocative pieces. I actually had to stop myself adding pictures to this blog post – I could browse through Johnson’s website from dawn to dusk! I hope I can see some of his pieces in real life some day – until now, I’ll remain inspired by these works and the beautiful and heartfelt messages behind them. Thank you, Johnson Tsang, you make the world a better and more amazing place!