This work is a wall relief crafted by hand out of Australian limestone.
Lucas Wearne’s latest series, Shapes of the Mind, is a body of sculptural work that intricately weaves together the organic and the geometric, the tangible and the intangible, through the age-old materiality of limestone and contemporary narratives that explore abstraction and psyche. In a nuanced layering of creative expression, Wearne’s works challenge us to trace their various forms, engage with their stories, and perhaps find a reflection of our own journey.
Lucas says of this series: “As a sculptor, I regard stone—particularly Australian natural limestone—as an emblematic medium, a material rich with geological history and imbued with the unique character of this ancient land. Its natural white tone, like a blank canvas, serves as the perfect foundation for the exploration of shape and meaning. Within its unassuming façade, I discover a world of possibilities—a canvas to carve, chisel and coax into forms that evoke emotions, thoughts and connections.
“The title, Shapes of the Mind, delves beyond the physical. It suggests the intangible forms our thoughts and feelings take, hinting at mental landscapes and moments of introspection. While each piece stems from my own introspection, they are intentionally left open, evolving and adapting based on each viewer’s unique interpretations.
“This collection is not merely an artistic exploration; it’s an invitation. An invitation to journey through time, to reflect upon the shared threads of our human narrative, and celebrate the ever-evolving dialogue between nature, art, and consciousness. Through the medium of limestone, I present a realm where the tangible meets the abstract, the ancient embraces the contemporary, and every viewer finds a resonance echoing their own thoughts and emotions.”