Carl Merten

RECENT  WORK

sculpture in bronze, ceramic, stone, and fabricated metal

 

The Stations of the Cross

April 2015

Sanhedrin Good Thief
Two of the 14 Stations of the Cross commissioned by the St. Vincent de Paul Society for the chapel in Freeman House, Armidale, NSW, Australia. Material is ceramic mounted on wood reclaimed from church pews. To see all 14 of the Stations of the Cross, click here to scroll down the page.

 

Uralla Entry Statement

Uralla Council, NSW, Australia. July 2015. Commission to create in ceramic the Uralla logo for the Uralla Entry Statement. The rare local flower, Cheiranthera Telfordii, is the emblem of the Shire. Rather than replicate the single blossom logo, Carl chose to display a spray of blossoms.

Cheiranthera Telfordii Cheiranthera Telfordii

 

Pensioners' Hill

2009 - 2012

Gunnedah, NSW, Australia

Commissioned by Gunnedah Rotary West and funded by BHP and Rotary West.

Red Chief

Two of the eight large sandstone carvings from the Pensioners' Hill stone carving commission.

The stones were carved by Carl Merten and Joan Relke, with help from local Aborigines, Ron Long and Mick Horne, and members of Rotary West.

To see all 4 stones, front and back, click here to scroll down the page.

 

Vase

Stoneware
2013

Wave
Jingdezhen (China) Porcelain

Semi-matt celadon glaze
25 cm long
2013

Intersect
Jingdezhen (China) Porcelain
30 cm high
2013

 

Vortex
Jingdezhen Porcelain
2013

 

Tony and Julia, 2012.

Tony is sold.
Ceramic

 

Exhibition, Gallery 126
2012

sold out

Lip Service
Ceramic

 

Images from exhibition
2012

Gallery 126

Armidale, NSW,

Australia

Portrait of Artist
Ceramic and Steel

 

Portrait of Artist
Ceramic and Steel

     
     

More from exhibition at Gallery 126, 2009

Woman Stretching

Bronze
14cm high x 16cm long

 

Acrobatic and Yogic Figurines

Bronze
approx 11 to 35 cm

 

sold

Seated Woman 1

Bronze
19 cm long x 10 cm high

Mermaid

Polished bronze
22 cm
on a 7.5 cm square granite base

 

Exultant Woman

Bronze
24 cm on a 10 cm sq. black granite base

Seated Woman 2

Bronze
15 x 12 cm

 
 

  

Dancing Figurines

Bronze and Silver
30 cm+ on a 7.5 cm square granite base

Reclining Woman

Bronze
19 cm long

sold

 

Woman Reading
Bronze
12 cm h x 15 cm w

sold

sold

Pregnant

Bronze
28 cm h

sold

sold
sold

Woman doing Yoga

Bronze
16 cm long or high

 

Seated Male
Bronze

11 x 11 cm

Torso
Bronze
13cm on 7.5cm black granite base

Crouching
Male
Bronze
9cm on 29cm marble base

sold

 

 
Other

New

Work

Maquette for Carina

Polished Bronze
48cm x 15cm
on black granite base

Arc ›

1.5 m high
fabricated steel

Hook

1 m high
cast aluminium

Dispersion ›
aluminium and
gold leaf
75cm on 10cm base

‹ Sphere
6cm diametre
polished bronze
7.5cm sq black
granite base

Sold

Gyno-
cephalopod ›

Ceramic
Life size

‹ Andro-
cephalopod

Ceramic
Life Size

     

Pensioners' Hill, Gunnedah, NSW, Australia. Four large sandstone carvings representing various sections of the Gunnedah community: Aborigines, the Coal Industry, Pioneer Women, and Agriculture.

Red Chief

‹ The Red Chief

also known as the Red Kangaroo, was a legendary Chief of the Gunn-e-darr Tribe.

The reverse of the Red Chief stone depicts the Rainbow Serpent,out of whose skin the animals were created.›  

 

 

Rainbow Serpent
Coal Miner

‹  The Coal Miner

The reverse of the Coal Miner represents the "mystical soul of coal", which transmutes the heat and light of the sun into warmth and power. ›

Heart of Coal
Pioneer Woman

‹  Pioneer Woman

Commemorates the untiring work and invaluable contribution of an untold number of women.

The reverse of the stone represents the serpent as a symbol of healing, fertility, and rejuvenation, ensconced in the Australian bush. ›

Eve in the Garden
Agriculture

Agriculture

Crops and livestock at the heart of Gunnedah prosperity.

On the reverse, the serpent, symbol of agricultural fertility, creates the landscape and sprouting seeds under the radiance of the sun.

Photos: Gunnedah West Rotary

Serpent of the Hills
 

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Last Supper

The Stations of the Cross

‹ The Last Supper

 In the Garden of Gethsemane ›

Gethsemeni
Sanhedrin

‹ Jesus Before the Sanhedrin

Jesus Before Pilate ›

 

Pilate
Crowned with Thorns

‹ Jesus is crowned with thorns. 

Jesus carries the cross ›

Carries the Cross
Cyrenian

‹  Jesus is help by the Cyrenean

Jesus speaks to the women of Jerusalem ›

With the Women
Crucifixion

‹ Jesus is nailed to the cross

Jesus and the Good Thief ›

Good Thief
Jesus Mary John

‹ Jesus speaks to Mary and John

Jesus dies on the cross › 

Dies on the Cross
In the tomb

‹  Jesus is laid in the tomb

Jesus rises from the dead ›

 

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Resurrection
     

 

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