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Bronze World War 1 Sculpture

Unique

2.4m long

 

This emotional sculpture depicts a moment in time at the beginning of World War 1. A battery of 13 pounder guns towed by a battle-weary Royal Horse Artillery make their way along the western front in Belgium or France when the convoy is attacked by a shrapnel round, bringing down two horses.  The sculpture is permanently attached to the table: the figurines depict people and animals that are a living and dying part of their landscape, some of whom will return to it for sure. Whether any will escape it is not known. The qualities that remain constant about human beings are our drive to build and to craft, and our tendency to destroy ourselves. In this piece I am attempting to articulate both of these qualities. At the same time, the horses (each one unique) measure just 4 inches tall and are set out on a table top in a manner that resembles a diorama of toy soldiers arranged by a child. The thin burnt table is intended to evoke a fragile domesticity where children play with toy soldiers in their first encounter with a repeating violent political reality - one that persists today.

 

Avian Rumble

Bronze Chess Set

Edition of 8

H 18cm

'Avian Rumble' is a reworking of one of the oldest games in the world with the emphasis being the acquisition of territory. These figures combine medieval and contemporary imagery such as Shakespeare's 'A Midsummers Nights Dream' or Hollywood's Karate Kid. The birdlike characters encompass a territorial nature, hoodie pawns with baseball bats clearly set the piece in front of a backdrop of civil unrest and riots

Diablo

Bronze

Edition of 5

97 x 63 x 36cm

Diablo is a character that Nick has developed in various guises. Diablo works as a vehicle allowing Nick to explore aspects of his own and the universal male psyche through elements of popular culture and fantasies of alter-ego.

 

Centaur

Bronze

71 x 61 x 86cm

This sculpture shows Diablo exercising the beast of his lower half, controlling and guiding all that horse power displays his own perception of his sexual potency.

 

My Conversations with Doctor Thorn 1

Bronze

Edition of 8

71 x 61 x 34cm

This female figure represents another side of Diablo's psyche, she fits more closely with Freud's model of the ego as she tries to simultaneously pacify and satisfy his needs while not giving into her guilt or fear.

 

My Conversations With Doctor Thorn 2

Bronze

Edition of 8

61 x 61 x 34cm

In this piece Diablo grapples with his conflicting psychic apparatus; a lust for pleasure and fantasy at the expense of others. Illogical, amoral and primarily sexual, Diablo is driven by what Sigmund Freud described as the Id. This conflict threatens to break his inadequate grip on restraint.

 

Socks

Bronze

Edition of 8

22 x 98 x 12cm

A short sequence of 7 figures referencing early movement photography and the everydayfamiliarity of tender observations.

 

Fly

Bronze

Edition of 8

H 51cm

A formal study of a male figure showing movement and weightlessness.

 

Fly 2

Bronze

Edition of 8

H 65cm

Available in a dark or light patination.

 

Stockings

Solid Silver Hallmarked

34 x 15 x 30cm

 

The Week Before Molly Got Married

Bronze

Edition of 8

H 56cm

Horse

Bronze

Edition of 8

H 13cm

 

Female Study 1

Bronze

Edition of 8

H 19cm

 

Female Study 2

Bronze

Edition of 9

H 19cm

 

Female Study 3

Bronze

Edition of 9

H 19cm​

 

Female Study 4

Bronze

Edition of 9

H 19cm​

Female Study 5

Bronze

Edition of 9

H 19cm​

Dancer

Bronze

Edition of 8

H38cm

A male study of percceived fitness and maturity.

 

Bronze Bust

Life size

Commissioned 2010

 

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