The Pod Unfolds

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by John van der Kolk

(Bronze and Clay)

Bronze baby, curled up,
resting inside two halves of a clay black bean pod

[size 110 mm x 70 mm x 60 mm = 4.4 in x 2.8 in x 2.4 in (including pod)]

Attractively presented in a gift box

You may also be interested in Dreaming Baby by the same artist.

Comments from the artist

“This work began as a simple figure study, inspired by the impending birth of my daughter. During the process of creation, however, it assumed greater meaning. I believe that the human figure is the single most expressive image available to an artist, and that a baby is the image of life in its purest form.

“The pod surrounding the baby is styled on the seed of the Australian native Black Bean tree and represents birth, protection and nurture.”

— John van der Kolk
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