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Set the head where the foot should be, or the foot where the head

Sculpture, 2011

An arrangement of brightly coloured solid wax objects are stacked up in a pile like an up-scaled ‘Mr Potato Head’. The work titled ‘Set the head where the foot should be, or the foot where the head’ is made using the same pigmented wax which appeared in ‘Upright is Now’ but this work seems much more immediate, explicitly playful – more reminiscent of Philip Guston’s painterly forms than any high design. The sculpted/moulded forms and shapes draw parallels with the Deco style through curves and geometries. In reference to the title: there’s ridiculousness to the order of things here – There’s pleasure in the topsy turvy nature of this work, disrupting more formal readings and intentionally challenging the discipline of the work in other room.

Futher Information on the exhibition

Photography: the artist

 'Set the head where the foot should be, or the foot where the head'
  • Title: 'Set the head where the foot should be, or the foot where the head'
  • Materials: Wax and Coloured pigments
  • Dimensions: 1.3m x 0.6m x 0.9m
 'Set the head where the foot should be, or the foot where the head'
  • Title: 'Set the head where the foot should be, or the foot where the head'
  • Materials: Wax and Coloured pigments
  • Dimensions: 1.3m x 0.6m x 0.9m