If you’ve wanted to own this stunningly beautiful sculpture, called Expansion, you’re now in luck. Artist Paige Bradley recently announced that Expansion, Third Life, is now available in a limited edition of 40. This smaller version, which measures 17 x 21 x 8 inches, is cracked in the same way as the original. It is currently in production. “In many ways,” she says,”we keep coming back to where we started. Revisiting Expansion at a smaller size is proof of this. Even though my creativity and the art I want to produce feels infinite (for this lifetime anyway), I believe that creating a smaller version of Expansion is a sign of my enduring vision of making work for everyone to enjoy. I believe that art is for the all of us: for our souls, for our healing, for us to feel a sense of connection through all boundaries and distances.”
Back in June 2011, Paige gave us the inside scoop behind this striking sculpture. Here is an excerpt: “So, literally, I took a perfectly good wax sculpture – a piece I had sculpted with precision over several months – an image of a woman meditating in the lotus position, and just dropped it on the floor. I destroyed what I made. I was letting it all go. It was scary. It shattered into so many pieces. My first feeling was, ‘What have I done!?!’ Then, I trusted it would all come together like I envisioned.
“We cast all the pieces in bronze and assembled the pieces so they floated apart from one another. Then I brought in a lighting specialist and we built a crazy lighting system to make it glow from within. It turned out even better than I thought.”
In addition to Brooklyn, the sculpture has made its way to clients’ homes in Joshua Tree and Lebanon. Here are some photos of it around the world. To purchase your own, email [email protected] for pricing and more information.