Sophie Coryndon, Honeymoon, UK, 2016
Honeymoon, a cast bronze sphere with a honeycomb texture, is the first in a series based on eighteenth-century witch balls. Spinning like a disco mirror ball, Honeymoon is suspended and lit from within using LED lights. It rotates on a vertical axis, producing a pattern of lights when lit internally and reflecting its intricate texture when lit externally. Coryndon became interested in bees after learning about the current global crisis facing the insects. In an effort to capture abandoned “ghost ship hives,” Coryndon employs the lost-wax method, an ancient and labor-intensive technique. As the artist works on a commission basis, Honeymoon may be scaled up or down and patinated in any combination of metal colors. Exhibited on its own or in a group, Honeymoon is a mesmerizing work.
Todd Merrill Studio began representing UK artist Sophie Coryndon in 2016. Imaginative and innovative, Coryndon has forged a successful career of combining traditional craftsmanship and specialist finishing techniques in a fine art realm. Often material and process driven, employing multiple disciplines including bronze casting, painting, embroidery, and sculpture, her work has found a large audience with collectors and designers worldwide.
Coryndon spent her formative years working alongside her father at the legendary Coryndon Cabinet Makers in England. Coryndon’s work, inspired by elements of the natural world, is rooted in historical aesthetics. Coryndon especially draws inspiration from the influential the 18th century Neoclassical designer and architect, Robert Adams who was described in his obituary as, “a genius in elegant ornament.” The Adams style incorporated elements of classical Roman design alongside Greek, Byzantine and Baroque styles.
As Coryndon works on a commission basis, custom works may be requested.
Dimensions: 24” H x 24” W x 24” D
360 View is not available for this item.
Video is not available for this item.