Mild steel (copper) and cement, 1300 x 900 x 600mm – $7,000
This work plays upon the sometimes ridiculous nature of politics. The seemingly ludicrous idea that a curly quilled echidna with a love of fast food could become the king of the world. But after seeing some of the antics that current day politicians get up to such as greed, power abuse, sex scandals, stupidity, cheating, lying, manipulating and child like behaviour, it doesn’t seem altogether impossible. He is made from forged steel and has been copper plated.
Will qualified as a tradesman in 2006 and went on to work with renowned artist blacksmiths Terrance Clark and Chris Topp in England. In 2010 he was a finalist in the Newcastle emerging artist prize, first prize winner in the overall theme in ‘Artscrawl’ exhibition in Pokolbin and highly commended for sculpture, Maitland Art prize. In 2009 he won first prize for sculpture in the Scone Art prize and first prize for sculpture in the ‘Artscrawl’ Exhibition in Pokolbin. Will has work in private collections in both Sydney and England. He has completed private commissions in Newcastle, Central coast and in the Lower and the Upper Hunter.