Rosapearl (Pledge)

Roger McFarlane

Artist Statement: From my exhibition ‘The Feminine Form’ an elegant female form in a somewhat traditional style. An imposing piece ideal for making a statement about your taste in sculpture. The marble is Rosa Portugal and is a soft pink almost ivory in colour. Rosapearl stands on an Imperial Red Granite base which has a twist in it.. - Roger McFarlane.

Medium: Carrara marble on Imperial red granite base
Dimensions: 40 (wide) x 25 (deep) x 100 cms (high) sculpture | 71 x 30 x 30 base
Date: 2020
Condition: New

Director's Statement: Formally trained, Bachelor of Fine Arts from Newcastle University, further studies in sculpture at the Palla Studio Piestrasant, Italy. Roger McFarlane's reputation overseas is where he achieved considerable notoriety- having exhibited in Paris at the Automne Salon on 3 occasions. Recently he won the 2013 Abstract sculpture prize at the Maitland Art Prize. With over a dozen sculpture prizes over the past 20 years, he has taken part in over 60 group exhibitions. His body of work comprises abstract and figurative marble sculptures, many on a domestic scale. Both Australian and imported marbles from Italy are used. Roger’s vision for Australian art is... 'Australia needs more quality public art and collectors should have sculpture representation. For too long 3D art forms have been excluded from many important collections within Australia’. It is his opinion and commitment to encourage a change. For as he says “an art collection without sculpture is like having a Greek salad without olives”.

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