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Gold

Comprising of ten recently completed bronze busts, the projects looks at the symbolic way this metal, which is considered precious, is used.

Drawing inspiration from Mythology, Commerce and Religion, Philip sets out to explore our perceptions and out attachment to those systems in a series of bronze busts that recall the Golden Egg and the Golden Calf as well as gold bars.

Each work consists of a blue bronze cast head and a gilded headpiece attachment. These individually sculpted heads, made in plaster and cast in blue bronze, preserve the subtelty and response of the models on which they are based, while the inventive use of materials and juxtaposition of imagery exude an understated humour, an energy, a beauty and an intelligence which makes the work compelling to view.

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