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Ancient Gods    2012

Polystyrene and acrylic paint. 3.6m high.

This piece is my take on what post-industrial stoneage people might make of early 21st century cartoons. Ever notice how Mickey Mouse hasn't been on TV since I was a kid, yet he's still an instantly recognisable figure? Or how Ronald's magical gesturings are so similar to the Papal blessings? Secular society may have done away with it's gods, but it's clearly still hungry for divinity, and everything from vacuous celebrity to entertainments for children are rushing in to fill the gap.

This one was exhibited at 'Hidden' at Rookwood cemetery in 2012, and won me first prize. If only I'd known, I would have turned up the award ceremony.





images copyright Hillary Jorey-Hughes