Copyright Alexander de Cadenet, 2017. Design by Sina Saffari

SCULPTURES

Different series of sculptures explore various themes including, the nature of human achievement with its relationship to consumerism and the human desire for status, power and recognition. The meteorite works explore our human scaled relationship to the infinite vastness of space and the universe.

LIFE BURGERS
METEORITE SCULPTURES

BRONZES

LIFE BURGERS

 

"When we say, 'I love hamburgers', we are not talking about love. We are talking about our appetite, our desire for hamburgers".

Thich Nhat Hanh in The Third Precept, 2009

"Paradoxically the hamburger, the ultimate urban junk food, stuffed to the brim with different fillings, is here made into both an emblematic critique of the society we now have an its feckless financial systems and at the same time becomes an emblem of a spiritual quest".

Edward Lucie-Smith, 2016

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"De Cadenet's 'Life-Burgers...conjure a fattening materialism that works like a toxic cholesterol on the spiritual heart...Not only is materialism unhealthy, in its extreme it can dictate political policy and shape the structure of society".

Patrick Howe, author of 'The Awakened Artist', in Watkins Mind Body Spirit Magazine.

While overtly vulgar and gluttonous, in the end it's also ok to want them".

Shana Nys Drambot

METEORITE SCULPTURES

 

"De Cadenet also makes sculptures out of meteorite because he believes the material may cause us to ponder the mystery and infinite vastness of the universe. For him, the fact that the meteorite may have travelled to earth from countless light years is a sacred contemplation. It connects him to a sense of awe info which he invites his viewers"

Patrick Howe, author of 'The Awakened Artist', in Watkins Mind Body Spirit Magazine.

"The Apple with bites taken out of it symbolises the stage in human evolution when the human mind became self-referential and divorced from the natural order of life"

Patrick Howe, author of 'The Awakened Artist', in Watkins Mind Body Spirit Magazine.

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BRONZES

 

Installation view of 'Creation' upon the Henry Moore alter at St. Stephen Walbrook Church with the artist.