There is something about Auckland-based artist Shona Lyon’s sculptures that renders one incapable of looking away. Created according to a sacred geometry and using classical techniques, Lyon’s beguiling forms are a study in the beauty of traditional sculpture and are widely-acclaimed for their expert execution.
Her new collection, ‘Nostalgia,’ comprising a number of exquisitely-realised, textural bronze works, sees Lyon seeking to evoke vivid childhood memories and the sense of joy children feel when they play with their parents. It is a heartfelt, dynamic series of works that stirs the onlooker to delve into various aspects of their own memory.
The collection will be unveiled at an exhibition on the 2nd of July at Auckland City BMW’s Newmarket showroom. Twenty-two works will be on display, alongside a line-up of fine art prints, and 12.5 per cent of every piece sold will be donated to KidsCan — a charity that helps to provide disadvantaged Kiwi kids with basic physical and nutritional necessities such as food, clothing and healthcare so that they can become more engaged in their education and fulfil their potential.