Created by Auckland artist Olivier Duhamel.
Date of first execution: 2012.
Edition: 'Rosie' exists in several editions at different sizes, orientation, slice angle and thickness, different material and colours. The sculpture offered here is made from wood with a cast resin base.
Awards: 'Rosie' has won three awards, 1 - 1st prize Shell 3D Award exhibited at the 2013 Taranaki National Art Awards; 2 - Public Choice Award, Waitakere Art Trust Exhibition 2013; 3- 'Deviation of the Day' on deviantart.com
Artist's Description: 'Rosie' is a contemporary interpretation of a classical theme, an elegant form executed with modern technologies and materials, giving her a unique and fascinating aspect, ingenuous and capitvating. French flair meets Kiwi ingenuity, a bit of modernism in a classic interior, a touch of classicism in a contemporary setting. The sculpture was inspired from the live pose of a young woman who modeled for my life drawing class. I took several pictures from different viewpoints and used these images as references when making the sculpture.
Fabrication Method: The shape has been created in digital clay from the pose of a life model. It has then been arranged in 100 slices using topographical tools, playing with thickness and orientation to obtain the wanted effect. These slices are laser cut and manually reassembled. Each slice was engraved with a sequence number and alignment pin holes making assembly possible. Such numbers are sometimes still noticeable, the fabrication method being visable in the final piece, as wanted by the artist, who is seeking to combine beauty emotion and technology.
Size 45 cm
About the Artist: French born Auckland artist Olivier Duhamel has been a New Zealand resident and citizen since 1987.