2015 - Spring: Renewal
Tile No: T335
Sweetly, the winds of summer play as we dream the days away.
Size: 6x8 in. | Please note that slight differences when compared to the image should be expected due to the handmade nature of the Memory Blocks.
In spring, the world is freshly imagined. Opportunities for change, growth, and new life emerge. This season can be started with optimism; a chance to take note of and enjoy the sensual pleasures of nature, while surrounded by loved ones. Classic spring motifs such as birds, flowers, and romantic beauty define this set of images. Sid looks to the past, including some elements inspired by Greek mythology: Poseidon's trident, the water nymph Daphne, and the Kingfisher or Halcyon bird. The colour palette is serene and understated, with delicate blooms of colour. This collection also sees a renewal of Sid's past works: After many years of light "bisque" stain, he revisits the darker stain used in his first set of Memory Blocks, as well as the highly collectible "blonde" tiles (white plaster with no added paint). Sid's now-signature Iron Finish appears on four tiles, with the subtle addition of a platinum finish added to the iron; new to this collection. As spring flowers fight their way through the snow, one can sense the endless pull of life, forever striving to move upward towards the sun. Friends and family who have remained constant in your life can be seen anew as you each have grown and changed for the better.