The starting point for this work and a famous historical example for me is Hans Holbein's painting The Ambassadors (1533). In the foreground of this painting is an anamorphically distorted skull; this distortion is corrected if the painting is viewed from the far right. From this I created The Ambassador's Skull 3.1. The profile work is also derived from this but is a work based upon a laser scan of my head.
Courtesy of Australian Galleries
bronze, stainless steel
16 x 22 x 38 cm
WSSP Winner; Finalist
Judges of the 2006 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Anthony Bond (Director Curatorial and Head Curator International at Art Gallery of NSW), Felicity Fenner (Curator at Ivan Doherty Gallery, NSW College of Fine Arts) and Professor Anne Graham (Chair of Fine Art at School of Fine Art, Drama and Music, University of Newcastle).
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