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The ability to sculpt is a great blessing. Like any other gift we have a responsibility to develop our potential and find our unique voice. Nelson Mandela said that “our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We are born to manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us: it is in everyone”.  I am happiest when sculpting. I love being lost meditatively in the small hours of the morning. That is when I feel the contentment of being my true self.

My approach is intuitive rather than mathematical. My response technically or stylistically depends upon many factors as mundane as the texture or consistency of the clay, the cooperation of the subject and my focus or energy. The magic moment is when the work comes alive and hopefully one achieves a ‘likeness’.

I also enjoy the privilege to sculpt the human body, which Rodin believed was the basis of all sculpture. Shakespeare in Hamlet   said “What a piece of work is man,” (and woman!). The body is endlessly fascinating in its diversity and is capable of expressing the full range of emotions. In addressing the physical I use my imagination to access the spiritual. The challenge is to make the visible represent the invisible.

 

Editor’s Comments On The Book

It has been a labour of love editing our book. Initially, I suggested the work would be a good “memorial” of his entire life’s endeavour. But Uncle was not so sure; especially with the word memorial which he thought was rather morbid! Once I reassured him that this is the first of other volumes to come, he became more relaxed about the project. As such, we have approached this project, Vol. 1, as a virtual exhibition of his masterpieces, albeit without the hassle of shipping, straining our backs through heavy lifting and packing, or for that matter having to deal with the emotions of rejection.

Uncle Gerry has the knack of making me feel that I made all the decisions and selections in this great collection which we are about to share with you. I guess I just have to play along! But it will be disingenuous of me not to make it clear that in actual fact we have both lent the collection some of our favourite quotations; thereby adding a sharper dimension to the work. Having said that, I had insisted upon including some of his paintings on account of the sheer breath-taking energy I derived from looking at them. I believe sculptures and the paintings are two sides of the same coin.

Honestly, I cannot wait to start Vol.2.But knowing Uncle Gerry as I do, I will have to bid my time for the right moment to broach the subject!! I hope that you derive a lot of pleasure from our book as much as we did compiling it.

 

 

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About Us

Our vision Is “To Identify, Promote And Honour The Difference In People"Our Vision
“The Company Specialises In Sculpting Your Unique Heads/Figures For Your Own Collection As Well As Your Fun Base(Family and Friends)"Our Aim

 

OUR TEAM

Richard’s Profile(CEO)

Richard, one of 12 siblings, was born in Cpe Coast, Ghana in 1977. Growing up in such a large family has endowed him with an uncanny knack to get along with people from different walks of life with relative ease. In a curious way, it seems like some of the jigsaw of life are serendipitously coming together for Richard in recent years.

He bravely set out to study for a M.Sc. in International Relations in 2010 and graduated in 2012 after many years in accountancy.

Richard has been working with Concern Worldwide (an international Non-governmental organisation) since 2005. His ability to connect with people of all nationalities, ages and social class make him ideally suited for this work.

As it happens, Gerry’s sculpture also reflects his inspiration by different nationalities. This perfect role for Richard to become agent and editor for their book ‘Image and Likeness ‘(Vol.1) propel him in going ahead to established this company which vision is ‘To Identify, Promote and Honour The Difference In People’.

It is Richard’s hope that someday he will be able to use his inter-personal skills, his difference in life with his qualifications for the good of humanity and play part in resolving conflicts and establishing peace.

I know that he has the ability and the passion to make a success of whatever he tackles and will realise his dreams.

 

 

Gerry’s Profile(Artist)

Gerry comes from Mullingar in the Republic of Ireland. He has spent most of his life abroad, notably twenty five years in Saudi Arabia, during which time he made five volunteer trips to Papua New Guinea which powerfully affected him spiritually. He travelled extensively during these years in Asia and to a lesser extent in Africa.

The time felt right before the turn of the century to change his life dramatically. He returned to London, where he had studied for a M.Sc. before setting off for Saudi in 1974.

He passionately felt that his vocation was art. It was not long before he discovered the resources of Kensington and Chelsea College, and especially the charming sculpture studio in Park Walk, Chelsea. He also painted intensely in the Kitchen/studio of his flat, before deciding to separate his activities into sculpting in London and painting in Ireland. His website: www.gerrywaldron.com comes highly recommended. 

He uses clay (from the Ice age!) to express a variety of emotions on many different universal topics with great intensity.

Richard’s talents and difference in life have freed Gerry from day to day handling of business aspects of getting things done especially the book ‘Image and Likeness’ series published.

 

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Richard Quartey

 

Richard’s Profile

Richard, one of 12 siblings, was born in Accra, Ghana in 1977. Growing up in such a large family has endowed him with an uncanny knack to get along with people from different walks of life with relative ease. In a curious way, it seems like some of the jigsaw of life are serendipitously coming together for Richard in recent years.

He bravely set out to study for a M.Sc. in International Relations in 2010 and graduated in 2012 after many years in accountancy.

Richard has been working with Concern Worldwide (an international Non-governmental organisation) since 2005. His ability to connect with people of all nationalities, ages and social class make him ideally suited for this work.

As it happens, Gerry’s sculpture also reflects his inspiration by different nationalities. This perfect role for Richard to become agent and editor for their book ‘Image and Likeness ‘(Vol.1) propel him in going ahead to established this company which vision is ‘To Identify, Promote and Honour The Difference In People’.

It is Richard’s hope that someday he will be able to use his inter-personal skills, his difference in life with his qualifications for the good of humanity and play part in resolving conflicts and establishing peace.

I know that he has the ability and the passion to make a success of whatever he tackles and will realise his dreams.

 

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