Sunday, October 13, 2013

Trotters and Bullets





It's good to have lots of jobs on the go at the same time, even though it takes forever to get anything finished. So apart from the Pig Mirror that's slowly coming along, I've being working on moulds for the trotter and a bullet. It's the first time I've used the paint-on silicon with the plaster jacket so it's been an interesting and at times tense process. Now that I have the moulds and a few cast plaster bullets, the next step is to cast a clear resin trotter with a bullet embedded inside.

Since most conflict has at it's roots an unlawful grab for resources, this piece is a combination of ideas centered around greed and violence. I decide to decorate the bullets with bright graphics as an acknowledgment of the practice of disguising the justifications for violence. For instance, the defense of liberty and freedom as justification for the securing of oil resources.

2 comments:

  1. The bullet in the trotter is a brilliant commentary on greed and violence. I love that idea. I'm so glad I stumbled across your site, your work is fantastic.

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  2. Thanks Pickleope. I'm glad you did too.

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