Sculpture by   Oliver Harwood

Artifact

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Artifact: This series stems from my post-secondary studies in Ancient History and Anthropology.  What we know is a micro-fraction of what was.  These sculptures allude to our fragment of recollection within the vast mystery.  Each sculptural "Artifact" suggests an undiscovered culture.

Ancestral (Artifact series)

Travertine,
Laminated Glass

 

11" W     6" D     27"H

27cm    15cm    65cm

 

45lbs  /  20Kg

 

 

 

A vibrant Italian travertine with geometric patterns, inset with layers of amber glass.  This sculpture becomes a mysterious object left over from a civilization long erased from our collective memory.  With a strong presence, "Ancestral" stands almost 2.5 feet tall and works well inside or out.

Alta (Artifact series)

Carved from a beautiful yellow Travertine, "Alta" has a distinct anthropomorphic feel to it.  Inset with layers of amber glass, this sculpture glows when light strikes the core.

Travertine,
Laminated Glass

 

11" W     6" D     38"H

26cm    15cm    91cm

 

60lbs  /  27Kg

 

 

 

Ancestral Mystery (Artifact series)

Limestone,
Laminated Glass

 

11" W    5" D     22"H

27cm    12cm    53cm

 

30lbs  /  14Kg

 

 

 

"Ancestral Mystery" is a partially worn artifact sculpture, a remnant of a mysterious culture.  Inset with an inch thick laminated glass, the center glows green against the light.  A very pleasing sculpture carved from a unique green limestone found on Canada's East Coast.

Monsoon Shine (Artifact series)

Slate,
Laminated Glass

 

14" W     2" D     70"H

34cm     5cm    168cm

 

60lbs  /  27Kg

 

 

 

Inspired by vibrant green bamboo forests with sunlight glinting off the stems.  Three layers of laminated yellow and green glass are set into a freestanding slate panel.  Referencing the cultures of South East Asia where I lived my first years.

Green Script (Artifact series)

Slate,
Laminated Glass

 

30" W     30" H     2"D

58cm    18cm    20cm

 

60lbs  /  27Kg

 

 

 

"Green Script" is an artifact sculpture that merges a mysterious script with a luminous green glass core leaving the message up for interpretation. The large slate disk creates a beautiful contrast with the translucent green center.  The disk is self-supporting in a slate base and is easily removed.

Shield (Artifact series)

Marble, Sandstone,
Laminated Glass

 

24" L     1" D       24"H

57cm    2.4cm    57cm

 

30lbs  /  14Kg

 

 

 

A 24 inch diameter marble disk inscribed with radiating patterns. The disk sits in a Sandstone base and can be removed, rotated, or flipped as desired.  The amber glass adds a warm feature when positioned near a light source or window.

Ziggurat (Artifact series)

Manitoba Limestone

 

11" L     8" W     20"H

58cm    18cm    20cm

 

45lbs  /  20Kg

 

 

 

An Architectural piece referencing the ancient Sumerian and Babylonian civilizations.