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Detail of a meditating Buddha figure in bronze-mesh surrounded by its spotlight shadows

‘TRANSFORM’ 2013

‘TRANSFORM’ 2013
Cruise Ship ‘Mein Schiff 5‘, Spa Area
Dimensions 100 cm x 60 cm x 40 cm

‘TRANSFORM’ 2013 was commissioned for the spa area of Cruise Ship ‘Mein Schiff 5‘ and is wall-mounted as a mysterious but relaxing artwork.
The calm expression of the face changes with different angles of simple spot lighting.
The Buddha sculpture is made from one sheet of bronzemesh and modelled using very own (self-made) tools. The sculpture is ’fixed’ joining each wire intersection so that the artwork is quite robust and stable.
  • Buddha TRANSMUTE sculpture downlight
    Buddha TRANSMUTE sculpture downlight
  • Buddha TRANSMUTE sculpture work in progress
    Buddha TRANSMUTE sculpture work in progress
  • Buddha TRANSMUTE spotlight
    Buddha TRANSMUTE spotlight
  • Buddha sculpture TRANSMUTE detail
    Buddha sculpture TRANSMUTE detail
  • David Begbie TRANSMUTE sculpture Buddha
    David Begbie TRANSMUTE sculpture Buddha
  • TRANSMUTE 2015 at MeinSchiff5 web
    TRANSMUTE 2015 at MeinSchiff5 web
  • buddha sculpture mein schiff 5 by artist david begbie 0
    buddha sculpture mein schiff 5 by artist david begbie 0
  • buddha sculpture mein schiff 5 by artist david begbie 1
    buddha sculpture mein schiff 5 by artist david begbie 1
  • sculpture Buddha TRANSMUTE shadows
    sculpture Buddha TRANSMUTE shadows
  • sculpture Buddha meditation
    sculpture Buddha meditation
  • sculpture TRANSMUTE meditating Buddha
    sculpture TRANSMUTE meditating Buddha
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Debbie Moore (Pineapple Dance studios)
Vidal Sassoon (Haircare Ltd.)
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Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran)
Sir Clive Sinclair (C5 car)
Frankie Vaughan (late)

Public examples
St. Mary, Wherwell Chilbolton
Millennium Dome, London
Manangel, Birmingham
The Jam House, Edinburgh
Shrine of Walsingham, Norfolk
Wimbledon Centre Court Building
‘Figure & Fountain‘ Southwark, London

Corporate and Private Acquisition Examples
8 Northumberland, London
British Consulate-General Shanghai
British Embassy Khartoum, Sudan
Buddha-Bar London
Cannons City Gym
Christian Dior, Paris
Eric and Jean Cass Collection
Coloplast Ltd., London
Conning Asset Management, London
Christian Dior Couture, Paris
Hanover Grange Jamaica
Heron Corporation
Hyatt Hotel Group
Johnson & Johnson
Jumeirah Hotel Group
Le Royal Meridien Hotel Group
Mein Schiff Cruise Lines
Mews of Mayfair, London
Radisson Edwardian Hotel Group
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
SAS Radisson Hotel Group

Museums
Natural History Museum, London
International Slavery Museum, Liverpool
Galleria Nazionali de Arte Moderna, Rome
Museum Beelden an Zee, The Netherlands
Court of Justice, Almelo, The Netherlands
National Gallery Canberra, Australia
Nickel Arts Museum, Calgary, USA
My sculptures have no palpable substance or surface. At first glance they appear to be a metallic membrane but when you take a closer look they are not even a skin - they are instead a delineation of surface and form, modelled and drawn in three-dimensional space.
David Begbie