So, this stems from formula art which is a concept I came up with where you work according to a mechanism or formula. What is important here is the process by which the artist arrives at the result. The punch-bag is a dynamic result of the interaction of the artist with the material. The left hook and right hook are actual punches into the sculpting material which are retained by the indentations in the material itself. The punch-bag also implied motion and from this point of view the viewer will want to move the sculpture to bring it to life once again. He will soon realise that it has long since become static and only remembers the actions of the one artist. Perhaps, the viewer will be jealous, perhaps proud. It is a dynamic, connecting piece of work designed to hold its own without being imposing.
It would be cast from metal, and could be quite easily formed from the model of a real punch-bag with metal cast around it. Any suggestions are of course, welcome.
This piece is more conceptual in nature and is really a look at how irregular and indefinable we are, as people. How little we stick to one thing. In some ways, we are fluttering in the wind. Even a material like burnished metal is subject to flux and indecision. Perhaps the more nervous amongst us will see it as an outward reflection of the inner self. A kind of paranoid android. It is certainly meant to be more of a form than a detailed representation and from that point of view may be seen as an abstract work.
I hope you like it.