This work was created as part of “The Fall Of The Majestic Elk” project.
The skull, that I came across in a second hand shop in London, was the starting point to the work and was already sprayed gold. In this form it had been a piece of work used by an artist called Piers Wardle who died in Dec 2009. Taking his work and using it a new piece seems a fitting tribute and adds further to the themes of death and renewal in the piece.
Relic #21 after Piers Wardle, 2011. (35cm x 60cm x 35cm. Artificial flowers, wire, paint, bone).