Fall 2012 – Collection of Curiosities
This Fall Sid Dickens plumbs his inquisitive roots and reaches out to beguile us with this most charming collection of Curiosities. Animal studies, botanical elements and calligraphy all feature in this collection of intriguing objets d’art.As long days of summer fade and much of the animal world retreats to sleep, a secret world of hidden life comes out to play. Under the watchful gaze of a curious feline, a winter plant unfurls on the forest floor. We return to our places of learning, whether they be material or spiritual. An unseen angel bestows a blessing as a little bird prepares to journey south, and a silent reptile sheds its skin, releasing itself from old restrictions.
This collection invokes the rich scents of a walk in the woods, the fresh breeze of oceanic surf, fruit ripe for the picking. A palette of gold, green, cream and earthen colours calls on us to reconnect with our primitive and perhaps mystical roots; to embrace nature in all its wilderness, to view from the perspective of our mind’s eye and to renew our childlike curiosity about life in all its wonder and splendor.
About Sid Dickens Memory Blocks
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.
Sid Dickens Ocean’s Gift Memory Block is available from Finch & Lane Interiors Melbourne’s luxury furnishings and interiors company.