Contemporary Sculpture by Hamish Mackie January 18, 2019
The origins of sculpture are likely to have begun with early man finding naturally formed objects which already looked a bit like something familiar. Holidaying in the Dordogne with family a few years ago, I found a piece of wood which looked just like a horse’s head. I added an ear and an eye to create Primitive Horse Head 2016, a contemporary sculpture reminiscent of Neolithic art.
The area around Lascaux has long inspired me. I’ve always enjoyed the beautiful scenery, the river Vézère running through the valley and the rocks above. I’ve gathered quite a collection of ancient flints on my walks around La Roque St. Christophe. And of course, the paleolithic cave paintings are breathtaking.