John B. Mors


Sir Ned of The Southern Cross

Sir Ned is the latest addition to the series of sculptures which I showed at Glenview Mansion in 2008 and is referred to as "Chimneys".

It is a composite image combining sources of the Lewis Chessmen, a 12th century group of chessmen, and Ned Kelly, an Australian folk ‘hero’. The link between the two sources is that Ned Kelly in his final stand wore a ‘suit’ of iron.

This piece is the first time in years that I have colored sculpture. The sculpture is in fact colored as opposed to painted, which I believe is more organic and preserves the inherent nature of the material.



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