The Busted Gentleman

Apollo Candle

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'The Busted Gentleman' candle series takes its inspiration from the weathered and sometimes broken remains of what has survived the intervening centuries, from that time and place to present. It's precisely the imperfections inflicted by the violence of time on those once carefully crafted artifacts where we often appreciate the greatest of beauty, awed by that juxtaposition of purposeful design by hand coupled with randomness of ruin, perhaps seeing it as an allegory for our own lives and times.

Inspired by the idealised forms of classical antiquity, 'The Apollo' candle takes its inspiration from the broken remains of the Greco-Roman world. The soft lustre of the smooth soy-wax surface is a surrogate for the marble skin of the god once embodying perpetual youth and beauty. Purposefully set askew, this striking piece elevates the appearance of any setting with sharp shadows cast over the bright white contours and fine features of his delicate face and hair.

Hand-poured in Melbourne, Australia.

8 hour burn time (Not recommended for burning)

Made of Soy wax 

Dimensions: 14cm High / 12cm Wide

*Please note as these are hand-poured slight imperfections do occur*