Sculptures Gail Sagman

These pieces arose in relation to subject matter inspired by forms and narratives encountered in Nepal.

  • Traces

    …in the Himalayas, visible marks: footprints, paths, fabric, hair etc left by the passage of a person or animal was evidence of a former presence, a vestige…

  • Stories to the Wind

    …invites people to ‘read’ the imagery from left to right or right to left and write their own story.

  • 16+1 Companions

    Combining disparate materials to produce a unified form, in echo of human connections.

  • Stupas

    …the Stupas which are scattered throughout the Annapurna region of The Himalayas, have sturdy bases constructed in 4 sections that represent the 4 elements of earth, water, air and fire,
    The 5th section constructed from twigs, fabric and other light wispy materials, refers to the 5th dimension, which ‘floats off’ to connect with the ‘beyond’.
    1.+2. ‘Dorset Stupas’
    3. ‘Bardo’
    A Tibetan word which expresses the state of existence intermediate between 2 lives.
    4. ‘6D’
    Observing through the 5th to the 6th.
    ’Crossing The Line’
    …between two the earthly realm and what is beyond.

  • Maquette

    …the moment of inspiration arose in the Lyme Regis museum whilst observing a maquette of a landmass with a signpost. The 2 ‘arms’ of the latter read;
    ‘Lyme Regis’ and ‘Annapurna, Himalayas 4,500miles’
    This unseen connection denotes the seam of Lower Jurassic, Blue Lias rock which appears again in The Himalayas as Jomsom rock.

  • In-Situ

    …the moment of inspiration arose in the Lyme Regis museum whilst observing a maquette of ‘Stonebarrow’ with a signpost. The 2 ‘arms’ of the latter read;
    ‘Lyme Regis’ and ‘Annapurna, Himalayas 4,500miles’
    This unseen connection denotes the seam of Lower Jurassic, Blue Lias rock which appears again in The Himalayas as Jomsom rock. The ammonites there are named ‘Saligrams’ and are worshipped as symbols of The God, Vishnu.