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What a P....  I am

MMIX

 

This was the first piece of The Big 5 collection and a first for the artist with satire and bronze. An entirely new direction in her art due to a product test and competition possibility.

The piece speaks for itself.                                     P is for    ....................................

 

 

 

Price on request

 

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This piece was started in 2010 and finally cast  in 2012, when a client from abroad (another JZ and avid art collector, requested that his figurine be cast in bronze instead of recycled sanitary fittings or plastic, as had been the original intention of the artist.

10% of all sales will be donated to a worthy charity.

 

SPECIFICATIONS:  MIXED MEDIA -  PATINAED BRONZE FIGURINE ON ACRYLIC BASE WITH BRONZE AND ACRYLIC EYEWEAR.    

FIGURINE:                     H 460 x W 180 x D 160mm                                             8.6kg

ACRYLIC BASE:           H1000 x W 200 X D 200mm

 

"BOB-IN-A-BOX"

MMXII

The second piece to be completed in the collection.  Ms Jone$ was born in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, so it seemed only fitting that she should look to her homeland to find the subject for her next project.  President Robert Gabriel Mugabe.

This is a multi-media piece and consists of a bronze figurine (330 x 120 x 140 mm) with exquisite eyewear from ic! berlin  and a golden sceptre.  The piece is displayed in its own original handcrafted, satin-lined casket. Robert uses the aid of a magnificent golden staff – the Nyami Nyami Stick. The Nyami Nyami, otherwise known as the Zambezi River God or Zambezi Snake spirit, and is one of the most important gods of the Tonga people.

As with all the other pieces in this collection, the figure wears clothes, shoes and accessories that are tailor-made for the individual, and resemble the fine weave of the worsteds, showing the distinctive cut and quality of the original designs.  

The figure stands independent of the fine casket, but one can order any base or casket, that one desires. Another limited edition piece and no more than 10 pieces will be cast of this fine quality collector’s item, available in standard or coloured patinas. Plinths may be ordered to clients specifications.   (SQ)

Made in 2011 and cast at a 4G8 Castings.

 

SPECIFICATIONS :   MIXED MEDIA FIGURINE  -  BRONZE. WOOD, FABRIC, STAINLESS STEEL EYEWEAR    ex      ic! berlin - screwless eyewear

Size:    Figurine            H 330 x W 160 x D 115mm             5.5 kg    

            Casket              H 150 x W 450 x D 230mm         

            Marble Plinth    H 120 x W 180 x D 195mm

 

 

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"Radi Kali"

Helen Zille,  the third subject of the Big 5 collection. She was inspired by the Indian Goddess Kali, showing the same power and perceived qualities as the Indian icon - 'Kali the Dark Mother.'

The love between the Divine Mother and her human children is a unique relationship. Kali is one such deity, with whom devotees have a very loving and intimate bond, in spite of her fearful appearance. In this relationship, the worshipper becomes a child and Kali assumes the form of the ever-caring mother.

Helen is represented as a blue woman with four pairs of arms and adorned in skulls and other notable relics.She wears her DA badge as a halo to her success,  arms outstretched to the South African nation. In one hand, she holds a cameo for Steve Biko, another yields the Cosatu sickle that has chopped the shower fitting that adorned Jacob Zuma's head, since his prolific rape/Aids court case statement.    Another, yields a “ knob Kerrie”, the other carries a handbag, filled with rocks. Both commonly used in mass action marches across the land.  Fingers crossed behind her back, incase she might slur or thoughtlessly tweet.

Radi Kali, wears a tailored pink Chanel suit, her revealing skirt, adorned with a belt compiled of the heads and forearms of her  entire cabinet at that  time. Including Lindiwe, Patricia De Lille and others.  Pearls and the skulls of many adorn her neck, Other  jewellery and embellishments complete the piece.  As with all the figurines in this collection, she wears intricate handmade spectacles, laser-cut in acrylic, with clear lenses and gold screws.

Triumphant, she stands over the body of Julius Malema , head adorned with the familiar red beret. He tries to hide away in a reptile-like suit, spilling crocodile tears in pools on the rough marble base. His chubby wrist, adorned with a scandalous expensive timepiece -  hands set at the 11th hour.... tic toc tic toc.   

This figurine took several months to complete due to all the limbs and  faces of the many characters that make up this remarkable piece.  The foundry, also required  several weeks to complete the intricate moulds necessary for the casting of this piece.  Marble base or other on request. (SQ)

 

SPECIFICATION:  BRONZE  WITH ACRYLIC EYEWEAR AND STONE BASE



FIGURINE:   H 420MM X W 270MM X D 230MM

BASE:            H 70MM  X W 250MM X D 250MM

Price on request.

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"You're the Tyre(rant)"

MMXIII

 

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is a South African activist and politician who has held several government positions and headed the African National Congress Women's League. She was a member of the ANC's National Executive Committee.

A controversial activist, she remains popular among her supporters, who refer to her as the 'Mother of the Nation', yet reviled by others after the South African Truth and Reconciliation commission found that she had personally been responsible for the murder, torture, abduction and assault of numerous men, women and children, as well as indirectly responsible for an even larger number of such crimes.[5]

This multi media piece is made up of various components.  This artwork is the 4th piece in the series and was made in 2013.  The figurine was inspired by a joke told by a close friend many years ago – that left a lasting impression and fragrance.  ('YOURE-THE-TYRE' - buy two bottles and you get a free 'gift') hence the detailing and the fashioning of her garments and accessories.

Winnie wears the finest quality designer treads and all the traditional embellishments of her tribe. She has an abundant supply of rubber and other flammable liquids as she carelessly flicks her ‘Stompie’ into the carnage she caused with her actions of the past.

Made of bronze with an individual patina, as with all the items in this magnificent collection.  Her exclusive eyewear, made by hand, showing her impeccable taste, and eye for exclusive fashion items.

A little surprise awaits the viewer on closer inspection…

Height: 450mm 

Width: 280 mm

Weight: 10.5kg

Entire piece:    450 x 450 x 450.     18.5 kgs

Tyres and Cans:   h 230mm x d 160mm    8.0 kg

 

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"Don't Mess with the Tutu"

'The ARCH Angel'

MMXIV

 

The final piece of the collection - 'Archbishop Emaritus Desmond Tutu'.  This is a very special multi-media piece and displays the Archbishop upon his throne. He has flown to new heights.  The patina has been  applied several times to achieve the majestic colour of his fine robe.

The figurine has a sparkling amethyst embedded into the Bishop’s ring, and is  adorned with symbolic jewellery of the Anglican faith.  His gentle hands clasped in a heart of love, our golden-winged Bishop sits upon his regal throne. Handmade of teak and carved by a local master Craftsman. Gilded, french polished and upholstered in rich red velvet by the artist.  Each throne is made differently, as are the patinas to each piece. No two will be the same.

One will find all the usual textures and little details that have become signature to all her pieces.  Fine Clothing, minature handcrafted eyewear, well-made footwear and the finest of jewellery and accessories.

 Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu is a South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid.

 

 

Dimensions:   H330mm x W160mm x D240mm        Weight:  Figure   7.9Kgs  

Chair  :              H620mm x W210mm X D310mm       Weight:  meranti chair 2.5Kgs                                                                           

                                                                    

prices: available on request - please use contact page

 

 

MS JONES IS NOW LOOKING FORWARD TO HER NEXT INSPIRATION OR COMMISSION. COME BACK SOON.  MSJ 

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