precious as gold to sultans
first flame of spring.
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Sid Dickens has not forgotten his roots. In his own words, the artist has said that sometimes, to find the ineffable first vision, one must return to the beginning. Ever present in his psyche is the potent memory of his spiritual home. Now a reality, the artist’s dream of creating a studio in the Queen Charlotte Islands has lent the excitement of his first inspirations to this new body of work. This season he takes us back to the deeply cracked and weathered look of his original works, revisiting his early appreciation and audacious use of rich, saturated color.
He explains this re-visitation by his choice to experience a simpler way of living. Returning to the Queen Charlottes has reconnected Dickens to the charge of the land, of a communication with the senses and to a renewed acquaintance with the textural elements of stones, sea, sky and the detritus of the earth. For Sid, this remote island is a touchstone by which he embraces the essence of his artistic integrity.
This spring of the year 2002, Sid Dickens is very excited to offer his unique distillation of these powerful influences.
Color is a vital stimulant to the senses. Sharing with you his own sophisticated appreciation of color, the embellished palette of Sid Dickens revitalizes. This collection stimulates your senses, evoking the allure and intimacy of rich Old World tapestries, deep hued silks and vibrant jewel tones from the earth itself. His signature black becomes bold punctuation mark in this sensual romance of color.
Dickens proven ability to create infinity of atmospheres within the small space of a 6” x 8” tiles is this year further enriched by the addition of a distinctive seal. Bearing the artist’s name and the year of its inception, 2002, this seal will become an emblematic design element in all Sid Dickens future work. Enamored with historical wax seals, porcelain trademarks and silver stamps, Dickens pays homage to the past while introducing his unmistakable style and sensibility to the twenty first century oeuvre of wall art.