Royal Walker Ceramic Statue by Richard Siegel
With his regal face, straight stature this bizarre avant-garde work of art is something to make any collection stand out. The crown of the king is threaded with color fiber optic that can be connected to a simple battery and lit up for night or dark display purposes.
Siegel’s use of fiber optics in his ceramic works started in 2013 and several pieces use this technique to add depth and dimension to his works.
The Royal walker was created after Siegel’s famous Running Knot, which disturbed the viewer as it had very little to relate to. So Siegel added a torso, arms and hands to give the viewer of his works a relateable experience. A bow to the consumer who wants an avant-garde piece of art but still cannot understand the deeper aspects of art.
Created with course clay from Valencia, Spain and done in the traditional manner the work was cooked 3 times in the oven to get all the essentials that make it up. After being cooked at 1200 degrees centigrade the work then went to get specialized glazes to give it color. Additionally iron oxide was used to give a red color to the hair and beard when cooked at 900 degrees centigrade.
The crown was cooked twice and then the fiber optic fitted. The crown is attached to the piece with silicon seals so that it can be removed and new fiber can be fitted when needed.
Dimensions of Work:
- 63cm Length
- 37cm Tall
- 23cm Width
The details of the face, hands, back and feet are outstanding and give the work a real depth. The piece is signed on the heal of the work and dated as 2013.
A great addition to any collectors avant-garde art collection.