||In the sculptor's words...
This is probably the most blatantly emotional work of the
No Visible Means of Support series. It has boots and feet and shoes all at the same
time. Its joints are in the wrong places. It appears undressed in some places
and dressed in others. The hand doubles as hair. The surface level of the
sculpture at the back of the hip changes level three times. One thing that surprised
me was that this figure which I had seen as definitely male, other people perceived as
female. Even the sex of this sculpture wasn't decided. The gesture is one of
repose. It's a quiet, contemplative gesture and yet there are violent wounds at the
knees. This was my way of showing an emotional hurt, not a physical one. The
figure, after going through an emotional trauma, has to lean back, take stock and
contemplate what the next move will be.