The Lord Of Music Sculpture

Medium – Spalted Beech and Limewood

Size – 77”x 24”x 24”

Artist James McLoughlin

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Artist James McLoughlin offers life-sized Lord of Music sculpture and, with it, helps to rejuvenate what’s nearly lost in today’s art forms.

Carved from one block of Spalted Beech, the newly offered sculpture from James McLoughlin does what it came to do – create awe.  A six-and-a-half-foot tall male embodiment of all things melodic, The Lord of Music life-sized sculpture is described as a “figurative and ornamental masterpiece.”  It’s easy to see why.  Careful to inspire reverence for classical renaissance sculpture, the piece steps out of the box. Think, a musically fluent god who sports 70s style rock gear while being chained to harmony personified. The Lord of Music Sculpture is now for sale.

Now on exhibit at The Cork School of Music, the classical approach of the sculpture brings to mind the traditional. Using Limewood, the ornament carving includes a guitar, violin and bow, recorder, clarinet, and an African drum united by varied foliage. Carved lilies represent humility and devotion to the art of music, the apple is symbolic of abundance, the pear is immortality. A skull speaks of nonconformity, free-thinking, and rebelliousness. Carved around the violin a chain locks the instruments close to the figure’s body and stands for the chained melody. Lastly, an unfinished book awaits the carving of new owner’s favorite song.

The Sculpture was created with Artist Bursary support from Cork Co. Council.

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About James McLoughlin:

In keeping with many of his artistic predecessors, wood, stone and bronze carver James McLoughlin loves figurative sculpture.  His passion is a direct result of an abiding interest in the great Classical Italian masters, Michelangelo , Bernini to name a few. But, James’ own pieces have distinctive characteristics that make them uniquely his – it’s important for James that ‘each piece tells its own story’.  James takes regular commissions, in both Wood Stone and Bronze describing it as ‘a hugely enjoyable, interactive process’, the finished piece ‘reflecting the aspirations of himself, as artist as well as the vision of the client’.  It is most unusual in modern times to find a skilled craftsman of his caliber.

James completed the Sonia O Sullivan Bronze Statue in 2015 and has worked on two large commissions for Sheikh  Mohammed bin Rashid (The Ruler of Dubai) among many others. He is constantly talking on new and challenging commissions from his studio in Cobh, Co. Cork.


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