A Lifetime's Dedication and Passion for Sculpture
During the past 25 years as a professional sculptor, Graham Radcliffe of Mount Glorious, in South East Queensland, has created an
extraordinary collection of unique and inspirational sculptures, which are now for sale and on commission.
A most gifted artist with an international reputation for his talents, Graham Radcliffe continues to craft a prolific number of sculptures
using various materials including rare marble and onyx as well as bronze.
Today he also finds time for the creation of oils on canvas, as well as sculptures, within the grounds of the much admired Phoenix Sculpture Garden which
he established with his wife Margit, in 1995 on the peak of Mount Glorious with its magnificent views out to Moreton Bay and Stradbroke Island.
The Phoenix Sculpture Garden was an ambitious project. Open to the public, the two hectare rainforest garden is created around a select number of
predominantly marble sculptures each at one within their specific garden surrounds and, as a whole, giving focus to an ambience of serenity.
This creative paradise also supports an art gallery. In all, more than 100 indoor and outdoor sculptures are on display with many available for sale.
Radcliffe's dedication to sculpture resulted from his initial trip to Pietrasanta, Italy. With its access to exceptional raw materials and its many
studios hidden in narrow streets, Pietrasanta is a world centre for sculpture in marble and bronze.
Here Graham Radcliffe lived and worked for some six years as he honed his talents, and also where he has continued to return regularly over the following
Several significant pieces have been accomplished during from his times in Italy. One of them is his largest sculpture, the impressive "Phoenix Germania".
Standing some 4m high, it was created in acknowledgement of German reunification.
Among pieces on public display in Australia, Radcliffe crafted a sculpture for the Whitehorse City Council, Melbourne. Named "Spirit of Whitehorse", it is
aptly a magnificent white horse created in Italian Carrara marble.
Today, 78 years of age, his passion for sculpture continues as does his ambition to work both here and in Europe ensuring his access to some of the best
marble from around the world.
As Graham Radcliffe explains:
"Sculpture must be made of love... from love... with love. Sculpture must be the essence of Love. It must have empathy with some spiritual vibration from
within one's being. It will be a reflection of our inner selves...our souls... no matter how we try to disguise it."
This dedication for his art influences each piece of his expansive collection that transforms stone into extraordinary timeless sculptures.
For further information about Graham Radcliffe?s artwork or to purchase any pieces from his collection, visit http://www.grahamradcliffe.com.