‘Saint Sebastian’ Pencil Holder
Hand–built Ceramic ‘Saint Sebastian’ Pencil Holder by Pablo Bronstein, exclusive to House of Voltaire and available in three colourways
Edition of 50
6.5 x 29 cm
About The Artwork
Pablo Bronstein’s hand–cast ceramic pencil holder pays homage to the early Christian martyr Saint Sebastian, popularized by Renaissance painters and gay literary writers, amongst others. Believed to have been martyred during the persecution of Christians on the orders of Roman emperor Diocletian, Sebastian was bound to a stake so that Mauritania archers could fill him full of arrows. Bronstein's artistic practice spans from drawing to choreography and performance; each with a focus on architecture and pre–20th century European design. The artist's interests often lie in the "inaccuracies that occur when the past is re–created". Each sculpture is hand–built, marbled and glazed by a master Scottish craftsperson.