P.Wharton

 

 

19/1

Hope's last call

 


Cast in solid Sheffield Pewter

Weight 3.12 Kg
Approximately
W37cm/H8cm/D26cm

 

Although this is a stand alone piece, it comes with wings, also in solid pewter and mounted on a 60 cm diameter spiral stairway. 

Complete artist’s statement to come.  

 

Work in progress. Clay. 

 

 

 

2020

 

 

Entitled/2020. Hear more of what you see.
Award presentation Piece.

 

In Private collection.

 

Lost wax cast in solid Sheffield Pewter

Weight 665 grams

 

W1106mm H1083mm D48mm Approximately

SN 24022020/19

 

Past life.

 

WIFI

 

 

 

I was intrigued by the idea of the internet, social media and it’s uncanny similarities to that of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. And somehow merging this with the four wise monkeys, see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil and do no evil. 

 

All symbolised here by way of a featureless face. And by way of the do no evil is the critically poised uneaten apple at his feet. 

 

WIFI is mindfully posed with all the trappings of social media by way of a mobile phone and Net-book/computer/console. 

 

I’ve tried to apply all this in a form that is more engaging to children than that of adults. Hence the gargoyle super hero Spider-Man creed vibe I’d hope children would pick up on.

 

To cap it all, WIFI is meant to be a symbolic guardian of civility, equality and fair play over the internet and social media.  Be nice.

 

Cast in solid fibreglass

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past life