Hard head held high
Wood, concrete, cardboard, rope and paint
‘Hard head held high’ is a self-referential title indicating the qualities of the piece. It follows a past series which treats the representation of the human head as physical busts in various materials. The structural wooden component also attempts to explore new metaphors and connotations which could be established through the physical and visual properties. The concrete bust is positioned on a shelf which is narrower than its carved and curved wooden base relying on equilibrium as its only chance of survival.