The Lilium Series
“…The Lilium series is both a study and an expression of the relationship between the beauty we create and the beauty we allow to happen; the beauty we participate in creating and the beauty we quietly observe.”
Joseph Walsh, October 2014
In continuation to the Enignum Series and expanding further on the layering language that he has developed with wood, Joseph Walsh launched the Lilium Series at the Oliver Sears Gallery last October. Exploring the sculptural properties of wood, his latest series blurs the line between still and living objects even further than the last time. With that signature timeless quality and exuding a visceral aura of serenity, Lilium maintains that fine balance between order and chaos, geometric and organic. The Lilium series captures a moment in time when life bursts into inexplicable yet beautiful complexities and nature completely takes control of growth and twists into abstract shapes that are somehow still symmetric.
Detailed to the finest yet simple enough to make you want to touch it, the smooth curves and the sculptural forms produced by Walsh entice the senses and give you an experience that engages your mind and body in a manner that you’re not likely to forget anytime soon.
A short film capturing the launch of the Lilium series by Pau Camarasa captures the essence of the series beautifully. I would advise everyone to watch it – preferably in a dark corner somewhere with your headphones on and with all your attention – because it’s something you’re not going to want to miss.
By: Shamita Chaudhry