Exhibited in the grandeur of One Marylebone and an honour to be purchased by the legendary ‘David Coulthard’ this sculpture celebrates man and woman and represent two forms of divine energy… they are the male and female elements of a single soul.
Sculpture may be the oldest of all the Arts. Classic Forms of emanation….the masculine form, which is bold, and the feminine form, which is more subtle. For a human being to lead a total life, he or she must have both forms of energy: the power of strength and the power of subtlety; the power of giving and the power of receiving. Ideally, these energies are merged seamlessly.
One Marylebone, formally Holy Trinity Church, was built in 1826-28 to the designs of Sir John Soane to celebrate the defeat of Napoleon. Soane (1753 –1837) was arguably England’s finest architect in the Neo-Classical style.
His architectural works are distinguished by their clean lines, massing of simple form, decisive detailing, careful proportions and skilful use of light sources. His best-known work was the Bank of England, a building that had a widespread effect upon commercial architecture.
How David Coulthard’s F1 racing helmet came to the Isle of Wight
Listen and read how Isle of Wight artist Guido Oakley had the honour of working with F1 Racing driver David Coulthard’s helmet (used in an actual F1 GP) to produce stunning works of art, sold at Monte Carlo auctions.
There are quite a few people on the Isle of Wight doing incredible things on the Global stage.
You often don’t get to hear about them as they just get on with what they do, but this time we were lucky enough to catch Isle of Wight artist Guido Oakley before he started a major and ambitious project.
Irreplaceable part of F1 history
With his latest project he’s been given the responsibility of handling something that cannot be replaced – the crash helmet that David Coulthard used in a Formula 1 race.
It’s all part of the continuing work that Guido is doing with the Amber Foundation – the charity that helps young people from the UK who have, through circumstance, lost their way, giving them a second chance, by providing accommodation for up to two years, while teaching them life skills and helping them rebuild their lives.
The link with F1? It’s one of the charities that ex-F1 team owner Eddie Jordan and his wife Marie supports.
Gudio’s concept was to take a cast of the Coulthard helmet and produce a limited number of sculptures from it – to be auctioned off for charity at the Amber Lounge in Monaco.
Guido has done much work with human forms and crystals, setting them in resin. It’s a skilled process that requires frequent attention for long periods, depriving him from consistent sleep.
The fantastic photos
We were delighted that the great photographer Julian Winslow didn’t take much persuading to come along and work his magic – shooting not only an amazing portrait of Guido, but the other great shots of around Guido’s studio.
The helmet has subsequently been returned to David Coulthard and the sculptures have been created – we plan to bring detail of that to you later.
The ancient Selenite, the stone of the moon, is a link to the Light-body and can help you to bring light down from the higher realms into the physical body, to create personal transformation.
It aids you to break through illusion, so you may see yourself as you truly are, from a spiritual perspective. Using this crystal may allow you to gain access to your past memories, and make major changes in your current life, in line with your soul’s purpose.
It is a Guardian Solidifier Crystal. Guardian crystals are used in the physical world to protect your loved ones, your possessions, and your physical security. It can deepen the sense of belonging. Using this crystal formation as a “home stone” by placing it centrally in your house enlivens the hospitality of both home and hearth.
Also embedded in the sculpture is crystaline rose quartz as its heart, a Herkimer Diamond as its brain and pure 24 carat gold, vera cruz, brandberg amethyst and Turquoise.
‘Thunder and Lightning’ purchased by Anthony Gallagher, a British billionaire property developer, and the founder and former chairman of Gallagher Estates and Gallagher Developments.
The white horse is made up of selenite an extremely sensitive crystal, that acts just like “liquid light” from the angelic realm and universe. The crystal striations are pathways for the illuminated substance of spirit.
Both horse heads have 24carat gold in the base and a Herkimer diamond where the brain resides. Herkimer diamonds are the most powerful of all Quartz crystals. Being doubly terminated, they have the ability to not only transmit their own energies.
‘3 Heads are Better than 1’ Collection
St. Hildegard of Bingen, the noted lithologist, declared, “All the green of nature is concentrated within the Emerald.” [Megemont, 80-81] Representing youth in the age of man, the power of this lush crystal stirs the soul like the heart of spring, symbolising hope and the future, renewal and growth. It is a Seeker of Love and a Revealer of Truth, inspiring an ongoing search for meaning, justice, compassion and harmony.