Flying Moose

Naturalism, proportion, surrealism and humour are all aspects of the flying moose sculpture. The sphere-shaped body is proportionally incorrect and gives the moose a balloon-like and humorous character. In contrast to the body there are the naturalistic modelled legs and the head.

The naturalistic parts are glazed transparent to get a glossy surface while the sphere body has a textured raw clay surface. The glossy and naturalistic parts are reminiscent of the classical style of traditional European porcelain figurines. The raw clay balloon body decomposes the classical elements and emphasises the tension between traditional handicraft and contemporary art.