Nov. 4, 2017
The Lord Of Music Sculpture
Irish Artist’s New Figurative Sculpture Speaks Nearly Seven Feet of Musical Homage
Artist James McLoughlin offers life-sized Lord of Music sculpture and, with it, helps to rejuvenate what’s nearly lost in today’s art forms.
Cobh, Cork, Ireland - October 31, 2017 - Carved from one block of Spalted Beech, the newly offered sculpture from James McLoughlin does what it came to do - create awe. A six-and-a-half-foot tall male embodiment of all things melodic, The Lord of Music life-sized sculpture is described as a “figurative and ornamental masterpiece.” It’s easy to see why. Careful to inspire reverence for classical renaissance sculpture, the piece steps out of the box. Think, a musically fluent god who sports 70s style rock gear while being chained to harmony personified. This is The Lord of Music now for sale.
Now on exhibit at The Cork School of Music, the classical approach of the sculpture brings to mind the traditional. Using Limewood, the ornament carving includes a guitar, violin and bow, recorder, clarinet, and an African drum united by varied foliage. Carved lilies represent humility and devotion to the art of music, the apple is symbolic of abundance, the pear is immortality. A skull speaks of nonconformity, free-thinking, and rebelliousness. Carved around the violin a chain locks the instruments close to the figure’s body and stands for the chained melody. Lastly, an unfinished book awaits the carving of new owner’s favorite song.