Title: Spirit Bird
Artist : Olivier Neukom
Medium: Stone Art
Size: Approx. H160cm x W65cm x D 70cm Weight 200kg
As each creation is an inspiration from a form that our eyes have experienced at some
point in our lives. Most of my sculptures have been inspired by the raw beauty of nature
and beings that surround us.
It was hard to resist the temptation of sculpting the beautiful characteristics of the the black cockatoo. Knowing what the stone had to offer, the fine details were able to come out in sculpture form.
Inspiration for the the base was drawn from previous works in stone masonry
With many previous sculptures I have thought about combining stone with timber, as I
wanted it to be a strong resemblance of Australia I chose to use reclaimed red gum railway sleepers.
Watch the makings here https://youtu.be/kYWwZhnajHI
Olivier Neukom | Spirid Bird
Olivier Neukom was born in Switzerland in 1986 moving to Australia at the age of nine. He grew up spending countless hours outdoors, which he believes helped his creative development from a young age.
Olivier started his career qualifying in landscape construction where he developed his passion for stone masonry, over this time creating many impressive stoneworks.
Travelling to Canada Olivier was presented the opportunity to work exclusively for an art gallery as a stone sculptor.
Olivier is a self-taught artist who has learnt through trial and error; there is a sense of freedom that is evoked as he creates. He draws inspiration from nature expressing its bald beauty along with his emotions and impressions through stone sculpture. Olivier’s Sculptures have beemn represented in Whistler Canada at Fathom Stone Art Gallery, Four Seasons Hotel, Cornucopia Wine and Food festival along with many in personal collections.