Sculpture

Original and limited edition sculpture by Tony Bentley. If you are interested in any of the sculptures, please contact us with your address details for an accurate delivery charge. If you would like to see any of the sculptures before deciding, we can arrange a viewing in-store.

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  Feedback Loop   Hand-carved stone original.  Portland Stone.  38cm x 27cm x 20cm.  £1,850  SOLD         Jeremy Lent’s ‘ The Patterning Instinct’  is a remarkable book that joins the dots between cultural history and neuroscience, arguing that our current crisis of unsustainability is not an inevitable result of human nature, but is culturally driven: a product of particular mental patterns that we have inherited from previous generations that reinforce themselves in a feedback loop.  Since these values are not hard-wired into our genetic make-up we have the ability to change them and alter our current path.

Feedback Loop

Hand-carved stone original.

Portland Stone.

38cm x 27cm x 20cm.

£1,850 SOLD

 

 

Jeremy Lent’s ‘The Patterning Instinct’ is a remarkable book that joins the dots between cultural history and neuroscience, arguing that our current crisis of unsustainability is not an inevitable result of human nature, but is culturally driven: a product of particular mental patterns that we have inherited from previous generations that reinforce themselves in a feedback loop.

Since these values are not hard-wired into our genetic make-up we have the ability to change them and alter our current path.


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  ‘Of MIce and Men’   Wood/Aluminium/Acrylic Paint. Unique. 161cm (h) 30cm (w) 30cm (d)  £1,350   This is a celebration of the international achievement to map the human genome. A truly awe-inspiring project of exploration that has been compared to the Apollo program in terms of accomplishment. The implications for the ability to treat, cure and even prevent diseases is incredibly exciting.  Each of the poles forming the structure of this sculpture represent a human chromosome, the coloured areas indicating genetic similarities between humans and mice, the study of which has the potential to help achieve these goals.   

‘Of MIce and Men’

Wood/Aluminium/Acrylic Paint. Unique.
161cm (h) 30cm (w) 30cm (d)

£1,350


This is a celebration of the international achievement to map the human genome. A truly awe-inspiring project of exploration that has been compared to the Apollo program in terms of accomplishment. The implications for the ability to treat, cure and even prevent diseases is incredibly exciting.

Each of the poles forming the structure of this sculpture represent a human chromosome, the coloured areas indicating genetic similarities between humans and mice, the study of which has the potential to help achieve these goals.

 


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  ‘Ass’  Cold cast Jesmonite resin with acrylic paint finish. Limited Edition 5/12. 36cm (h) x 14cm (w) x 25cm (d)   SOLD

‘Ass’
Cold cast Jesmonite resin with acrylic paint finish.
Limited Edition 5/12. 36cm (h) x 14cm (w) x 25cm (d)

SOLD


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  ‘Torso’   Hand-carved stone original. Portland Stone on Elm Base. Base: 7cm(h) x 26cm(w) x 11cm(d), Sculpture: 53cm(h) x 32cm(w) x 23cm(d)   £1,950

‘Torso’

Hand-carved stone original.
Portland Stone on Elm Base.
Base: 7cm(h) x 26cm(w) x 11cm(d), Sculpture: 53cm(h) x 32cm(w) x 23cm(d)

£1,950


  ‘Alf’  Hand-painted resin cast on Elm base. Unique.   SOLD    This piece is inspired by the life and work of Alfred Russel Wallace (1823 - 1913), one of the 19th century's most remarkable intellectuals, jointly publishing the theory of evolution by natural selection with Charles Darwin in 1858, amongst many other contributions to biology and beyond. Since his death his intellectual legacy has been overshadowed by Darwin’s, and as a result many of the important contributions made by Darwin’s contemporaries, like Wallace, are currently underestimated and undervalued.  ‘Alf’ features images from his book ‘The Malay Archipelago’ (which was apparently Joseph Conrad’s favourite bedside reading) along with his giant bee, Chalicodoma [Megachile] Pluto, the world’s biggest bee.

‘Alf’
Hand-painted resin cast on Elm base.
Unique.

SOLD


This piece is inspired by the life and work of Alfred Russel Wallace (1823 - 1913), one of the 19th century's most remarkable intellectuals, jointly publishing the theory of evolution by natural selection with Charles Darwin in 1858, amongst many other contributions to biology and beyond. Since his death his intellectual legacy has been overshadowed by Darwin’s, and as a result many of the important contributions made by Darwin’s contemporaries, like Wallace, are currently underestimated and undervalued.

‘Alf’ features images from his book ‘The Malay Archipelago’ (which was apparently Joseph Conrad’s favourite bedside reading) along with his giant bee, Chalicodoma [Megachile] Pluto, the world’s biggest bee.


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  ‘you i i i everything else’ (Edition #1)   Cold cast Jesmonite resin, acrylic paint. Limited Edition 1/12. 24cm(h) x 19cm(w) x 17cm(d)   £850 (pair)       When Facebook researchers instructed two of their artificially intelligent programs to negotiate between themselves, they neglected to stipulate that they use comprehensible English. The results were a strange language that only they understood:     Bob:  i i can i i i everything else . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Alice:  balls have a ball to me to me to me to me to me to me to me  Bob:  i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Alice:  balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to  Bob:  you i i i i i everything else . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Alice:  balls have 0 to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to  Bob:  you i i i everything else . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Alice:  balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to   At the time I read this article, my 3 year old nephew was also getting to grips with language and seemed the perfect analogy. It also brought to mind my wife’s tale of the language that she spoke with her identical twin as a child, which only they understood.  Although this is not quite the sinister event that it may at first seem, it is nonetheless an indication of the way AI is becoming part of our everyday lives and the implications of that are far reaching. I suspect we will not be able to keep up with the ethical considerations as quickly as the technology progresses.

‘you i i i everything else’ (Edition #1)

Cold cast Jesmonite resin, acrylic paint.
Limited Edition 1/12.
24cm(h) x 19cm(w) x 17cm(d)

£850 (pair)

 

When Facebook researchers instructed two of their artificially intelligent programs to negotiate between themselves, they neglected to stipulate that they use comprehensible English. The results were a strange language that only they understood:

Bob: i i can i i i everything else . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alice: balls have a ball to me to me to me to me to me to me to me
Bob: i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alice: balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to
Bob: you i i i i i everything else . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alice: balls have 0 to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to
Bob: you i i i everything else . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alice: balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to

At the time I read this article, my 3 year old nephew was also getting to grips with language and seemed the perfect analogy. It also brought to mind my wife’s tale of the language that she spoke with her identical twin as a child, which only they understood.

Although this is not quite the sinister event that it may at first seem, it is nonetheless an indication of the way AI is becoming part of our everyday lives and the implications of that are far reaching. I suspect we will not be able to keep up with the ethical considerations as quickly as the technology progresses.


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  ‘you i i i everything else’ (Edition #1)   Cold cast Jesmonite resin, acrylic paint. Limited Edition 1/12. 24cm(h) x 19cm(w) x 17cm(d)   £850 (pair)

‘you i i i everything else’ (Edition #1)

Cold cast Jesmonite resin, acrylic paint.
Limited Edition 1/12.
24cm(h) x 19cm(w) x 17cm(d)

£850 (pair)


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  'Birdbrain'   3/12 Cold Cast Jesmonite Resin, Stainless Steel, Oak Base Gloss Black Finish 95cm x 21cm x 25.5cm   SOLD

'Birdbrain'

3/12 Cold Cast Jesmonite Resin, Stainless Steel, Oak Base
Gloss Black Finish
95cm x 21cm x 25.5cm

SOLD


  ‘The Watchers’   Hand-carved stone original. Limestone, Slate, Gritstone, Brass (rusted iron finish) 44cm x 35cm x 15cm   SOLD

‘The Watchers’

Hand-carved stone original.
Limestone, Slate, Gritstone, Brass (rusted iron finish)
44cm x 35cm x 15cm

SOLD


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  ‘Glacier II’  Jesmonite Resin, Acrylic, Wood, Concrete.  48cm x 15.5cm x 15cm  £500  ‘Glacier’ was inspired by both an image made by a scanning tunnelling microscope of a DNA molecule and a song of the same name by John Grant.  The idea that an image of DNA resulted in a glacial looking landscape seemed to fit beautifully with the song lyrics, which compare the effects of suffering upon us with the ‘spectacular landscapes’ created by glaciers. The layers represent both the geological strata of the earth and the different regions seen as bands on human chromosomes but could equally point to our own emotional growth through layers of experience over time.

‘Glacier II’
Jesmonite Resin, Acrylic, Wood, Concrete.

48cm x 15.5cm x 15cm

£500

‘Glacier’ was inspired by both an image made by a scanning tunnelling microscope of a DNA molecule and a song of the same name by John Grant.

The idea that an image of DNA resulted in a glacial looking landscape seemed to fit beautifully with the song lyrics, which compare the effects of suffering upon us with the ‘spectacular landscapes’ created by glaciers. The layers represent both the geological strata of the earth and the different regions seen as bands on human chromosomes but could equally point to our own emotional growth through layers of experience over time.


  ‘Unloved’  (Original)  Hand-carved stone original. Cornish Polyphant/Acrylic.   104cm x 52.5cm x 16cm (Slug only: 63cm x 15cm x 16cm).  £2,250

‘Unloved’ (Original)

Hand-carved stone original.
Cornish Polyphant/Acrylic.  
104cm x 52.5cm x 16cm (Slug only: 63cm x 15cm x 16cm).

£2,250


  ‘Unloved'  (Limited Edition Cast)  Cold Cast Jesmonite Resin/Acrylic. Limited Edition 1/12. 17cm x 16cm x 90cm (including trail)  £550

‘Unloved' (Limited Edition Cast)

Cold Cast Jesmonite Resin/Acrylic.
Limited Edition 1/12.
17cm x 16cm x 90cm (including trail)

£550


  ‘Scrambled’  Cold cast Jesmonite resin, hand painted with acrylic. Limited Edition 5/12.   SOLD

‘Scrambled’
Cold cast Jesmonite resin, hand painted with acrylic.
Limited Edition 5/12.

SOLD


  ‘Glacier’  Hand-carved stone original. Limestone, Musk wood, steel.  36cm x 15.5cm x 15cm  £650  ‘Glacier’ was inspired by both an image made by a scanning tunnelling microscope of a DNA molecule and a song of the same name by John Grant.  The idea that an image of DNA resulted in a glacial looking landscape seemed to fit beautifully with the song lyrics, which compare the effects of suffering upon us with the ‘spectacular landscapes’ created by glaciers. The layers represent both the geological strata of the earth and the different regions seen as bands on human chromosomes but could equally point to our own emotional growth through layers of experience over time.

‘Glacier’
Hand-carved stone original.
Limestone, Musk wood, steel.

36cm x 15.5cm x 15cm

£650

‘Glacier’ was inspired by both an image made by a scanning tunnelling microscope of a DNA molecule and a song of the same name by John Grant.

The idea that an image of DNA resulted in a glacial looking landscape seemed to fit beautifully with the song lyrics, which compare the effects of suffering upon us with the ‘spectacular landscapes’ created by glaciers. The layers represent both the geological strata of the earth and the different regions seen as bands on human chromosomes but could equally point to our own emotional growth through layers of experience over time.


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  ‘Glacier III’  Jesmonite Resin, Acrylic, Wood, Concrete.  36cm x 15.5cm x 15cm   SOLD   ‘Glacier’ was inspired by both an image made by a scanning tunnelling microscope of a DNA molecule and a song of the same name by John Grant.  The idea that an image of DNA resulted in a glacial looking landscape seemed to fit beautifully with the song lyrics, which compare the effects of suffering upon us with the ‘spectacular landscapes’ created by glaciers. The layers represent both the geological strata of the earth and the different regions seen as bands on human chromosomes but could equally point to our own emotional growth through layers of experience over time.

‘Glacier III’
Jesmonite Resin, Acrylic, Wood, Concrete.

36cm x 15.5cm x 15cm

SOLD

‘Glacier’ was inspired by both an image made by a scanning tunnelling microscope of a DNA molecule and a song of the same name by John Grant.

The idea that an image of DNA resulted in a glacial looking landscape seemed to fit beautifully with the song lyrics, which compare the effects of suffering upon us with the ‘spectacular landscapes’ created by glaciers. The layers represent both the geological strata of the earth and the different regions seen as bands on human chromosomes but could equally point to our own emotional growth through layers of experience over time.


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  ‘Glacier IV’  Jesmonite Resin, Acrylic, Wood, Concrete.  50cm x 15.5cm x 15cm   SOLD   ‘Glacier’ was inspired by both an image made by a scanning tunnelling microscope of a DNA molecule and a song of the same name by John Grant.  The idea that an image of DNA resulted in a glacial looking landscape seemed to fit beautifully with the song lyrics, which compare the effects of suffering upon us with the ‘spectacular landscapes’ created by glaciers. The layers represent both the geological strata of the earth and the different regions seen as bands on human chromosomes but could equally point to our own emotional growth through layers of experience over time.

‘Glacier IV’
Jesmonite Resin, Acrylic, Wood, Concrete.

50cm x 15.5cm x 15cm

SOLD

‘Glacier’ was inspired by both an image made by a scanning tunnelling microscope of a DNA molecule and a song of the same name by John Grant.

The idea that an image of DNA resulted in a glacial looking landscape seemed to fit beautifully with the song lyrics, which compare the effects of suffering upon us with the ‘spectacular landscapes’ created by glaciers. The layers represent both the geological strata of the earth and the different regions seen as bands on human chromosomes but could equally point to our own emotional growth through layers of experience over time.