This is about the Petrodollar and its hold over us. The last 100 years of human development have relied almost totally on oil but now we face a world without it and can’t seem to think beyond it. This sculpture is in the tradition of the tweaked ‘ready made’, taking an iconic object and making it an icon.
Courtesy of Art Equity
Born in Warwickshire in the UK, he was raised in the Suffolk countryside before being college educated in London. Will was taught by his sculptor grandfather, Norman Sillman, before his formal education at Wimbeldon and Glasgow Schools of Art after which he moved to Sydney.
He has established himself as a sculptor somewhere between Conceptualism and Pop Art whilst his non-commissioned public sculpture installations also put him in the ‘street art’ category.
He has works in various private and public collections both here and overseas.
steel, glass, plastic, gold leaf
47 x 35 x 17 cm
Judges of the 2014 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Lisa Havilah (Director of Carriageworks), Justin Miller (International Art Advisor and former Chairman of Sotheby's Australia) and Gretel Packer (Arts Patron and Trustee of the Art Gallery of NSW).
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