Hossein Valamanesh, Takes two…, 2016. Bronze, copper oil burner, 165 x 111 x 95cm.
Hossein Vlamanesh is best known for his pared back minimal constructions using natural materials – reminiscent of a 3D poem by Rumi. But from time to time Hossein will cast in bronze one of these ideas.
This work refers back to an earlier piece from 20 years ago, a much smaller work made from an inverted lavender bush with a small flame. This more substantial sculpture of two interlocking gum branches dancing together seems more joyous and with the double flame speaks to me of love as they seem to hover of the ground.