the friend online
10 October 2008


Sculptures by Juginder Lamba - preview

The Water Hall, Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery until 26 October

Juginder Lamba was born in Africa, moved to India when he was ten and came to Britain as a young man
  • He says Africa taught him to value nature and its materials, and India opened up a mystical awareness that everything is connected by allusions and meanings which never find a final form
  • This blend of the natural and spiritual is expressed in his sculptures in a way we found deeply satisfying
  • He prefers to work in stone and wood, specially ancient pieces of bog oak, much of which is left uncarved
  • There is one large piece called ‘Birth of rough wood’ with a hole in it, in which rests a tiny baby form
  • He celebrates life in seed-pod forms just breaking open and powerful female figures
  • There are works of strain and pain also and death is encountered in a series of the doomed Icarus

  • Diana and John Lampen

    This is a preview of the full article - to see the whole thing, or to post a comment you need to login, or alternatively you could try a free sample!


    This week's .pdf
    In this week's online edition... rss edition

    News round-up
    UK children inadequately protected, says UN
    Rachel Brett
    International financial crisis
    Robin Robison
    John Cooper & Ellen Moxley
    Yesterday’s witness – sixty years on
    Jill Inskip
    Quaker Girls (and Friends)
    Margaret Crompton
    Sculptures by Juginder Lamba
    Diana and John Lampen
    A state of uncertainty
    Gwen Prince
    Judge not, that thee shall not be judged


    Things to do, where to stay, people to see etc...

    download this issue

    save this page

    most recent comments:
    Letters, Ala
    Quaker approach to business under the spotlight, David Hitchin
    Tackling the pay gap from both ends, anonymous poster
    Some more equal than others?, anonymous poster
    Climate Camp experience, Frances Laing
    Climate Camp experience, Frances Laing
    The centrality of worship, Andrew Hatton, Maldon LM, Essex
    In the care of the Meeting?, chrissie hinde
    Lockerbie grief and justice, Jennifer Barraclough
    The centrality of worship, Peter Arnold
    The top ten reasons (plus three) why bottled water is a blessing, Fee Berry
    Letters, David Hitchin
    Marriage and committed relationships, Fee Berry
    George Fox and same gender partnership, Chris Bagley
    Marriage and committed relationships, Chris Bagley
    Meeting for meditation?, Barry
    Meeting for ‘weorthscipe’?, Gerard Guiton
    Report shows that all is not well in multicultural Britain, chrissie hinde
    Johann Sebastian Bach and the Jews, Peter Arnold
    Prisons: our growth industry, Peer Arnold

    Save on your phone bills with:
    the phone co-op - your voice counts