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 Sculptures by Roland Lawar


A creative mind is a functioning mind’

Roland Lawar 2003



Artist Statement


My sculptures are conceived as 'seen' by me, as shapes, textures and colours,

and the arrangements of these elements in a three-dimensional form.

They are inspired by my personal journeys, observations of daily life,

and the colours and textures of nature. I am also inspired by my African

origin and ideas that have blended into the way I create my works.

I work with most found objects because I believe nothing is dead.

I enjoy putting life back into what many people will consider waste.

When I pick up pieces of steel, I dust them up, reassemble or reconstruct

them and there you are, you have a new piece of work with new energy.


I try to make my sculptures highly viewer-interactive.  My concepts are

usually stirred by the shape of some found object and the dialog that follows

my contact with the object, or from some memento that I have held on to

since childhood. As I can remember when growing up, I used to sit for

hours staring at cracks in the walls and forming images with them.

These things bring up thoughts and experiences that challenge me and

guide me through my creative processes.


Roland Lawar






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