Marc Spurgin - Artist Spotlight
Visionary artist Marc Spurgin's inspiration for creating art is to evoke awe and wonder in the hope of awakening the divine within.
Much of Marc’s expertise and desire to work with metal stems from his forbearers through five generations of blacksmithing.
Marc was recently part of the 'SALA in The Park' exhibition in Centennial Park. His piece named 'Helen' has now been purchased b Centennial Park and stands as a beautiful tribute to his late friend.
'Helen Fletcher was a fellow artist and a dear friend that I said goodbye to earlier this year after a short and brave battle with cancer. When I was invited to be part of the Centennial Park's SALA installation I believed it would be a wonderful opportunity to express my sadness for the struggle so many people, including Helen, have with cancer.
My sculpture 'Helen' has been created as a symbol of the extraordinary fight one has within them in searching for a second chance at life. The butterflies represent 'rebirth' and I have utilised these in all of my sculpture creations as they depict the enduring cycle of life and the process of reawakening. All of us when confronted with cancer search for a renewal in life just like the butterfly does.'
We are pleased to now have his divine piece 'Artist Palette' in The Gallery.