Auction at Christies London on December 10th
I was approached by the NSPCC as one of 50 Celebrity/ Artists to create a custom Paddington Bear which are were placed at various landmarks all around London. The story behind My FRAGILE is, The Beloved Paddington Bear is created in partnership with the NSPCC which supports abused and neglected children. Originally Paddington Bear came to England from Peru on a boat. When you send vulnerable goods on a ship you put a Fragile/ Handle with care sign on it. In the Movie His Tags says please take care of this Bear. This phrase can also be used in relation to Children. DONT ABUSE, HANDLE WITH CARE. WEAK 0r FRAGILE.
Materials: White fiberglass cast painted in White and Red text coated in a semi gloss polyurethane topcoat.
Dimensions: 3.5 feet tall on a base 800 X 800m
Price on request
Hector is shown lunging forward holding a baby’s feeding bottle in one hand and a injured Bunny in his other.
The baby bottle represents the everyday intake of propaganda and agenda by news sources and government that leads to repeated wars and victims.
The Bunny represents a wounded child as a victim of all of this. Both the bottle and Bunny together show us history repeating itself again and again.
Within Hectors we see images of conflict and war.
For example. There is a tiny bombed city on his back placed inside the doors if a space shuttle. There is a aeroplane with soldiers fighting which is in a nose dive and about to crash.
From the front hector ls face looks almost Evil. The result of having to deal with the burden of all he has witnessed in Life and War.
From the back you see the innocent face of Hector revealing what he was like as a young boy before he went to war.
Hector is himself another innocent victim and Pawn of War.
Medium: 35mm SQUARE BOX STEEL STRUCTURE COVERED IN WOOD AND SCULPTED USING PLASTIC TOYS SPRAY COATED IN SATIN BEDEC PAINT.
Dimensions: 2 METRES HIGH INCLUDING A BASE OF 14CM