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    Vince Skelly

    Vince has a strong interest in forms that show the relationship between past, present and future. He draws from the relationship between ancient building forms and their similarity to contemporary architecture and furniture. Vince skelly is attracted to primitive objects and dolmens (megalithic structures). He is transfixed by how ancient stools and prehistoric tools look perfectly placed in the modern world.

    To Vince, a perfect home would have a mix of ancient and contemporary objects. This may be a reflection of his Sicilian roots, the mediterranean gateway between North African Tunisia and Southern Europe. Objects as simple, timeless and ubiquitous as an African birthing stool have had a profound influence on the way he views the potential of a block of wood.

    All of his work being ‘carved from a single block’, Vince believes there is an amorphous relationship between the contemporary and the prehistoric giving him a vast array of unified objects he desires to sculpt. Drawn to old things that look new and new things that look old, Vince’s ‘perfectly off’ sculptures reflect time in a way that communicates an object as ageless. Vince believes that mere beauty is superficial and in the end it is the spirit of an object that attracts us.