Poise and Tension IV is a 27cm bronze, based on the corten full scale sculpture Poise and Tension III. The medium of bronze provides the opportunity to explore the impact various patinas have on the design. The piece belongs to the series, “Moments in Time,” which focuses on the prowess and power of performers, capturing the most dynamic part of an action. The tipping point when the body is at full stretch, this fraction of a second is more often felt than seen.
The play on the word “moments” is used to express the physical stresses on the body and mind at the fulcrum; as well as the fleeting second for which the pose is held. It hints at the fact that physical rigger is transient, lasting for just a moment in the individuals life. It is constantly under threat due to age, disease and injury.
Its ambiguous title permits the viewer to engage with the piece in a personal way which may be contrary to the source of inspiration.