" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

February 16, 2013

Ricky Swallow Carves a Niche in the Art World

Ricky Swallow unmasked ;-)
Ricky Swallow says he got into woodcarving while reading the book pictured below
according to his piece in Hell Bound.
Although he doesn't just carve birds.

Ricky Swallow's iMan Prototypes series
And he doesn't just carve, either.
But carving does seem to be what makes his work stand out at the moment.


The D is silent?-)
"He often uses wood to depict bones or dismembered body parts.
The connection between wood as a living thing and the human body is made explicit.
Circulation is an important of the work, and that's within the grain of the wood itself.
Trees are a type of body.
They contain limbs, growth rings and other human attributes, he points out."
Hell Bound
"Fresh from the Adelaide Festival, Larissa McGowan’s Skeleton slams dancers' bodies against a variety of unusual objects and pop-culture icons, inspired by the morbid sculptural works of artist Ricky Swallow."


  1. Wow, these pieces are great - and some of them are downright spooky!

  2. Yes, thanks for your comment and yes, again, you have to love synchronicity.-)

    Interesting artwork, esp. the watercolours,