Nic Joly | Light & Dark

LIGHT & DARK [ ]

[ ] LIGHT & DARK

Foreword by

NIC JOLY

“You take away my Demons and I lose my Angels” - Tennessee Williams

This phrase has always inspired me, and reminded me at troubled times in my life when the darkness is all around, that these times are as valuable as the happy times, without the dark there can be no light. All of us are made up of emotions and experiences that cover light and Dark, be they; happy, sad, beautiful, ugly, brave, scared, ashamed, proud. The list could go on but the thing that all these feelings have in common is they all have an exact opposite, they are all in Divine order. This collection of work is the most personal collection I have ever put together, I have lifted the lid on the feelings, opinions, emotions, past experiences and thoughts that have been, and are part of my life. From the battle with past addictions, to the joy and strength that my family give me, and all that lies between.

“WE MUST ALL TAKE A CHANCE AND LEAP,SOMETIMES INTO THE UNKNOWN, WITH CONVICTION.”

Leap Of Faith Wall Sculpture | 52.5 x 52.5cm | £1,500

Hope Wall Sculpture | 84.5 x 84.5cm | £5,950

“Hope is an inspiring and wonderful thing to live with, give it to others who need it.”

Fight The Good Fight Wall Sculpture | 60 x 80cm | £4,950

Just In Case 1 Wall Sculpture | 54.5 x 54.5cm | £1,750

“We all need a little help sometimes.”

“IN ANY CONFLICT, BE IT INTERNAL OR IN THE WORLD AROUND US, THERE MUST ALWAYS BE FORGIVENESS FOR THERE TO BE PROGRESS, KINDNESS FOR THERE TO BE LOVE.”

Forgiveness Wall Sculpture | 54 x 54cm | £1,750

Hot Shot Wall Sculpture | 52.5 x 52.5cm | £1,500

“THERE WILL ALWAYS BE THE ONES THAT TRY TO

SHOOT US DOWN WITH THEIR PESSIMISM, FLY ABOVE THEM...”

The Good Fight Wall Sculpture | 54 x 54cm | £1,750

“We must all saddle up for the battle with our self-doubt and insecurities every day before we face the world, and strive to change it.”

What Makes A Man Tick Wall Sculpture | 82 x 73cm | £5,450

“I AM BUT A SIMPLE CONSTRUCT, AS IS ANY MAN.”

Uplifting Wall Sculpture | 58.8 x 58.8cm | £2,500

“Be inspired and inspire others.”

My Own Babylon Wall Sculpture | 58.8 x 58.8cm | £3,150

“We all have a time and place in our lives which is our own Babylon, a place of peace, beauty and calm where we gather strength.”

The Road To Hell Wall Sculpture | 53 x 53cm | £1,750

Sin City Wall Sculpture | 60 x 80cm | £5,250

“IN EVERY CITY THERE IS ALWAYS THE SUBCULTURE BELOW US, THE DARKNESS ON WHICH THE CITY IS BUILT, AND ON WHICH WE ALL THRIVE AND HIDE.”

Countdown Wall Sculpture | 53.8 x 53.8cm | £2,250

“OUR JOURNEY THROUGH LIFE BUILDS US INTO WHO WE ARE. WE ARE BUILT FROM ALL OUR EXPERIENCES, WHICH OFTEN COME IN PAIRS AS WITH THE CREATURES WHO ENTERED THE ARK. HAPPINESS & SADNESS, BEAUTY & UGLINESS, JOY & PAIN, BIRTH & DEATH, HOPE & FEAR, THEY ALL MAKE US WHO WE ARE, AND ARE ALL AS VALUABLE AS EACH OTHER.”

We Are All But An Ark Wall Sculpture | 60 x 80cm | £4,950

Perfect Balance Wall Sculpture | 53 x 53cm | £1,500

“Life is a balance between the good and bad, each is as important as the other, they create divine order within us all.”

Highway To Hell Wall Sculpture | 53 x 53cm | £1,750

Rising Above It All Wall Sculpture | 56 x 90.3cm | £3,500

“LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO NOT RISE ABOVE THE DARKNESS IN OUR LIVES, SPREAD YOUR WINGS AND AIM FOR THE STARS, INSPIRE THOSE AROUND YOU.”

Stuck In The Middle Wall Sculpture | 60 x 49cm | £1,750

“We spend our lives stuck between the light and the dark in so many areas of our lives, sometimes we just want it to stop.”

Look To The Stars Wall Sculpture | 56 x 90.3cm | £3,500

“LIFE IS FOR DREAMING, LOOK TO THE STARS AND BE INSPIRED.”

The Bridge Wall Sculpture | 70 x 80cm | £4,950

“We all dwell on our bridge between light and dark, hope and despair, good and bad, kindness and selfishness, we must all strive to keep all of these things in absolute balance.”

Trust Wall Sculpture | 54 x 54cm | £1,500

“TRUE LOVE IS AN ACT OF ABSOLUTE TRUST, CATCHING SOMEONE WHEN THEY FALL, HELPING SOMEONE WHEN THEY ARE STUCK.”

High As Kites Wall Sculpture | 58.8 x 58.8cm | £2,500

High As A Kite Wall Sculpture | 53 x 53cm | £1,500

“Here is to a misspent youth...”

“WHY DO WE OFTEN FEEL THAT THE METAPHORICAL GATES OF HEAVEN ARE CLOSED TO US WHEN THE DEMONS ARE NIPPING AT OUR HEELS?”

Let Me In Wall Sculpture | 48 x 77cm | £2,950

Fishing For Compliments Wall Sculpture | 53 x 53cm | £1,500

“Every man wishes for compliments, we quietly fish for them.”

The Best Catch Wall Sculpture | 52.5 x 52.5cm | £1,500

“If you are lucky enough to have found the one, it is like the best catch every day.”

Just In Case 2 Wall Sculpture | 54.5 x 54.5cm | £1,750

“We all need a little help sometimes.”

HISTORY AND BACKGROUND

IDEAS AND INSPIRATIONS

What began as Nic’s hobby has transformed into a passion for sculpting minute depictions of everyday life. Nic has long been inspired by the works of Hieronymous Bosch and Bruegel, explaining how, “one gets lost in their intricate works, and the feelings they evoke.” “In my own small way I strive to create my own worlds and sculptures to ask and bring to the forefront the dilemmas and questions that we all feel and face day to day, as well as highlight the madness around us.”

Nic started his artistic career in a stained glass and metalwork workshop in the south of England. He then went on to study at The Winchester School of Art in Hampshire. After producing various privately commissioned works in glass and bronze he enrolled at John Makepeace’s College, Parnham House, to take an apprenticeship in furniture design and making. Whilst training Nic took part in an exchange program and studied at The Art Institute in Chicago. He left Parnham in 1996 and was awarded all three of the graduation awards at the Cork street exhibition. His intricate figurines are made from wire, paper and clay and have gained considerable press coverage.

NIC JOLY

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