This sculpture was a product of one day’s work so intensely that it left me feeling totally drained and exhausted. The idea started off by working with building site materials – continuing with the use of industrial, house building material to bring the world of manly occupation into art. I’m aware of stereotyping builders into people who may not be all that into art and sculpture but I feel making things is possibly something I have in common with bricklayers and chippies. By using mortar and thermalite block to build the sculpture I’m remembering my dad’s occupation and thanking him for the exposure to that world.
Subject matter is also continuing in the vain previously visited with making heads and male figures to look at some aspects of masculinity.