FRAGILE MASCULINITY.

THE LOCKED HOUSE. very sad because a house is really a home, not just an investment.

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THE BLUES. I love music although I don’t play anymore.  Music means a lot to young people, particularly young men, in many different ways.

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LOCKED.  Says it all really.DSC_0336

 

FATHERHOOD. Lots of different interpretations for different people. It’s finished at a time of very depressing news reports, fatherhood is different to paternity.DSC_0306

TIME.  Take it as you like. I made the clock and then the figure took ages. Somehow I prefer the rough cut of these carvings and don’t want to smooth and polish these.DSC_0299

FAMILY TREE. The pressure of a family tree can sometimes be unbearable.

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My favorite at present. For the young men who die feeling indestructible on the road.

INDESTRUCTABLE MALE.      Yes the electronic key is shaped like a coffin.DSC_0248LOCKER ROOM Makes a man cringe.

The knotted straps are for the group pressure in this environment.

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I need a better photo, and maybe a recast.(mold is fine) This is for “beyond blue” or similar org. Also for the refugee cause I get reminded about by the wonderful Pat Waters who still believes in art for issues.

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First one done. Used stainless steel in the centre of the mold, for the handle hole. The base/book is carved siltstone. Handle , carved pine, stained varnished.

LAW, AS A MALE CONSTRUCT.

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Next stage in the “touched” theme involves casting. Will become more obvious later. The subjects I chose revolved around a loose theme of “masculinity” although they could relate to everyone.

My lack of experience shows. I made terra cotta models, wrapped in clay, but had to sit them in sand to hold up after I took the model out.  Hoping to use the clay molds more than once. The details in the key needed a plaster mold. Back to the books so we’ll see what turns out.

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