Merten and Joan
Recent Work Joan's
Joan's paintings online
and Carl's enduring partnership of 30 years is a unique blending of
creative vision, imagination, craftsmanship, and artistic originality.
That both sculptors possess a distinctly individual approach to their
practice is clearly shown by the unusual variety of large major commissions
in stainless steel, cast bronze, cast aluminium, and stone. These works
enhance Australia's parks and buildings. In Sydney, visit 321 Kent Street
to see Joan's Enclosing Form
in bronze and Carl's Duality
in stainless steel.
Medium sized works in bronze, stone, stainless steel, and ceramic grace
the offices, homes, and gardens of corporate and private collectors.
Their public monumental work includes figurative bronze sculptures of
famous Australians, such as Matthew Flinders,
Charles Sturt, Joseph Banks,
Sir Edmund Barton, Kingsford Smith, and Edward Eyre. Carl has completed
two large figurative sculptures
to commemorate coal miners who have lost their lives in the mines --Cessnock
and Gunnedah, NSW.
Their most recent monumental work, cast in aluminium, now sits in Uralla,
NSW -- Joan's Spirit
of the Southern Cross and Carl's Carina,
each part of a larger work based on the circumpolar constellations of
the southern hemisphere.
Carl's private sculpture favours lyrical abstractions of dancing
figures, natural and musical forms. Joan's work focuses on female
imagery and mythological themes, such as the stories of goddesses
such as Gaia, Sedna,
Lilith, and the Pythian
oracle. She is also exploring zen concepts in the form of miniature
recently Joan has developed a series of paintings based on her goddess
sculptures. The Lady Li photo paintings can be seen here
and purchased at Quietspaces.
For further information on commissions, workshops, and exhibitions,
please contact us by email, phone,
or write to us.