Karl carves his way to second place
Karl van Middeldyk, a stonemason from Arcadia has come second in the Mosman Festival of Sculpture, with “Unlocking the Links”, a finely crafted work depicting a linked chain and padlock.
The work, which resulted from a challenge “to see what he could come up with” while sitting around one day at work, is an inspired symbolic tribute to the research done into genetic research by the teams of Dr Chris Semsarian at RPA Hospital into sudden unexplained death syndrome, which has touched Karl’s family.
Created over a marathon weekend to match a challenge from his sister Zoe, who was simultaneously competing in a triathlon, the work will ultimately be donated for auction.
“Links” will raise funds when multi-coorporate businesses generously outbid eachother for a great cause. On exhibition until the auction, Karl’s great hope is also to be specially selected to exhibit at the sSculpture by The Sea later this year with another sculpture not yet finished. “A heaps bigger special piece I’m shutting up about!”.
You will also recognise Karl’s work in the wonderful Hippo, featured at the Fit Kidz playground last month. He is set to become on of the legendary artists and craftsmaen that are becoming a hallmark of the hills rural area community. see his work www.aussiestonemasons.com.au