'Flamenco' is the first in a series of dance-inspired sculptures which Carl Payne is planning for the coming months, and choosing this particular dance as his starting point was clearly an inspired decision.
The flamenco is a dance which symbolises the individual's outpouring of their soul, and as such makes a wonderful subject for a sculptor. In a flamenco performance, the dancer will often stand motionless, absorbing the rhythm of the guitar, the clapping and the singing, waiting until the moment of inspiration strikes. She will then begin her passionate response to the music and the atmosphere. The dancer's role is to physically interpret the words, which often express the great lament of the persecuted gipsy communities in which the dance first grew up. The light, graceful arm movements contrast with the reverberating steps as her feet drill into the floor with almost bewildering intensity. This stunning bronze represents a fabulous distillation of these elements into a beautiful and coherent whole.
Bronze edition of 195
All pieces are signed and numbered
All come with Certificate of Authenticity and are boxed beautifully