"I love you, but you don’t know what you’re talking about."
Moonrise Kingdom, 2012
CHINA, HONG KONG : A pro-democracy protester sleeps following a rally in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong on October 10, 2014. Thousands of pro-democracy supporters took to Hong Kong’s streets late October 10 after protest leaders implored them to dig in for the long haul following the collapse of talks with the government. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones
James Balmforth - Imperfect Detachment, 2014
oxy-fuel severed 24k gold electroplated steel
2 pieces, 92 x 60 x 1.5 cm & 92 x 100 x 1.5 cm
Blue Sail, 1964 - 1965
The following “correspondence” was sent to us anonymously, and we publish it here as an archival document indicating the state of collector/dealer relationships in the 21st century.
There are high-detail life sculptors out there who provide an awesome caliber of realism; sculpture so life-like that even under the closest scrutiny you expect it to move. This kind of art requires the mastery of many mediums, and while I strive to achieve that mastery, realism is secondary to the focus of the work. I want to tell wild stories in a single three-dimensional portrait and literally flesh out a biography with hair, clothing, trinkets, teeth and fingernails, etc. To me, what is most important is to create “the character” first and foremost, because all of the special effects in the world can’t save you if you start with a lousy script.
It’s Not Your Fault, an undated tract published by Evangelical Tract Distributors, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.