Sid Dickens Citron Memory Block
Sid Dickens Sheds the darkness this spring with his soulful and expressive Awakening Collection. We all know this season by heart, and sense its approach somewhere in our bones. Rising with nature from a long winter, we wake to see the world reborn. The colours scattered here and there are like bright petals breaking through the snow, as in the luxurious fuchsia of Red Silk. The rich blue wings of Metamorphosis speak of glorious transformation and of accepting the beauty of ones true colours.
The Faith tile is a reminder of life’s resiliency, especially after some rain has fallen. Traveller’s Joy may resonate with those considering a move, whether physical or spiritual. At the heart of the collection is Nest, a welcome sight to come home to as it sets a comforting tone. Tiny Dancer and Songbird pay tribute to the world’s great performers, be they winged or human. Their infectious talent touches our lives, inspiring our own creative expression. Citron is an enticing call to indulge in the bolder flavours of life, a kind of spring fever. Should you feel drawn to run through the freshly-cut grass, don’t forget to stop and smell the Sweet Rose. In this new light, something has awakened. It feels as though our souls are just beginning to remember how to grow.
Combining a painter’s eye and the experimenting skills of an alchemist, Sid Dickens manufactures full-of-character decorative tiles from his cozy Production Studio in downtown Vancouver – A utilitarian and serene studio-cum-production space where Dickens’ Memory Blocks are created at the pace of a few thousands a week. Quality is ensured by a fully integrated manufacturing process that guarantees complete control over the entire production line at every step, from moulding to pouring and hand-painting to finishing.
The traditional process of tile-making has changed very little since his first piece made back in 1994. The Memory Blocks are made by local artisans using the distinctive ingredient of porcelain-like plaster, ingeniously combined with time and patience.
This Sid Dickens Citron Memory Block is available from Finch & Lane Interiors Melbourne’s luxury furnishings and interiors company.