wish to thank the following people, without whose help the sculptures, tapestries and these pages would not have been possible:

Adolfo Agolini, Ron and Betty Beaver, Mario Benbassat, Anna Coyle, Tim and Sally Emanuel, Ronnie Brown, Robert Hefner III, Pam Launari, Damon and Sandra de Laszlo, Claudio Mariani, Peg Newman, Enzo Plazzotta, Allan Russell, Roy Wakeford,Richard Stone, and Cara Quinton to mention just a few of those involved.

Fonderia Mariani, Pietrasanta, Italy.

Atelier Goubely, Aubusson, France.

Henraux, Carrara, Italy.

Vertex, Yeovil, England.

Andrew Begg, Sydney, Australia. Karen Keeney, Aspen, USA
Sandra de Laszlo, and Trevor Barker, England.

The Damon and Sandra de Laszlo Foundation
The Robert A.Hefner III Foundation

All of the above have our very sincere thanks.

The photographs of the Symbolic Sculptures in these pages were taken in either the sculpture collections of Robert A.Hefner III, Damon de Laszlo, The Philip Trust, the Universities of Wales, Cambridge, Oxford, Barcellona, Macquarie University, and Harvard, or Edition Limitee.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the owners of my work for allowing me to reproduce them, and at the same time to express my sincere thanks for their generous and unfailing support over the last 15 years. Without the support of my Patrons there would be no Symbolic Sculptures.

Sperone Speroni, a Venetian author, b 1500, wrote `the key to civilisation is the creation of wealth and the patronage of the arts'. The Patron and the Artist together create an enviroment for Gestalt, which is the essence of what I have tried to capture in my Symbolic Sculpture.

I would also like to thank Ronnie Brown for all his help and advice. Our friendship is one of the joys of my life. He opened the door into the wonderful world of the University of Wales Bangor, owners of four of my Symbolic Sculptures, and led to my being enrolled as an Honorary Fellow of the University.


For My Family

The Past, my parents, Nan and Bill
The Present, my wife, Margie
The Future, our grandchildren
Charlotte, Lucy. William, Samuel, Kimberley, Harry, and Amber

"May fortune smile on them as she has on me"

The Artist with his grandson Sam
Michelangelo's Marble Quarry, Summit of Mt. Altissimo
, Carrara

"The Etruscans believed their shadows were their Souls"

©Mathematics and Knots/Edition Limitee 1996
This material may be used freely for educational, artistic and scientific purposes, with acknowledgement, but may not be used for commercial purposes, for profit or in texts without the permission of the publishers.

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