Some artists pick up a pencil when beginning a work. Lionel Bawden picks up a bunch, then transforms them into gorgeously morphing honeycomb sculptures.
Bawden, who is based in Sydney, Australia, has just completed a new work especially for Burster Flipper Wobbler Dripper Spinner Stacker Shaker Maker, Christchurch Art Gallery's next exhibition at ArtBox (corner Madras and St Asaph streets). Constructed entirely from Staedtler pencils and epoxy, then coated with acrylic lacquer, he describes it as being inspired by '...seashells, caves, speakers, sonic devices, folds of surfaces, the human body, geographic fault lines, two humans embracing and so on.' See all that (and quite possibly a whole lot more) when Bawden's work makes its debut in just ten days time.