Is this a Superman from a bygone era, with his lacy frills adorning his costume and his hair neatly quaffed, fresh from rescuing a little puppy? Or is it perhaps an overweight effeminate gent playing dress ups, off to a birthday party? Whoever he is, he is certainly an odd looking fellow. I really enjoyed creating him, and often chuckled to myself as I worked on him. Unlike a lot of my work, which is highly political, this piece is all about having a bit of fun. As they say, "All work and no play...".
Courtesy of Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art
vintage porcelain figurine, retouching medium, powder pigments
35 x 11 x 11 cm
Judges of the 2009 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Geoffrey Cassidy (Director of Artbank), Neil Balnaves (Founder of The Balnaves Foundation) and Diane Balnaves (Trustee of The Balnaves Foundation).
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