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    ....................................

 

 

 

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

5% 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

This was 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 sceptre – the Nyami Nyami Stick. The Nyami Nyami, otherwise known as the Zambezi River God or Zambezi Snake spirit, 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. This is a limited edition piece and no more than 5 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 is 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, the Dark Mother 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, in one hand she holds a cameo for Steve Biko, another yields the Cosatu sickle that has removed the plumbing fitting from Jacob Zuma's head.  She has a“ knob Kerrie” and bag full of rocks, as she crosses her fingers behind her back.She wears her DA badge as a halo to her success and her arms outstretched to the nation.

Wearing a fine pink Chanel suit, with a revealing skirt, adorned with a belt compiled of the heads and arms of her cabinet at the time, including Lindiwe,  Patricia De Lille and others. The skulls of many adorn her neck, and pearls and other embellishments complete the piece.

She stands triumphant over the body of Julius Malema, who hides away in a reptile suit, shedding crocodile tears and wearing ‘ the’ Breitling watch as the 11th hours ticks on the face… 

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 took  several weeks to complete the intricate moulds necessary for the casting of this piece.  She stands proudly on a separate marble base.

Each piece in the collection wears individually made eyewear lazer cut at Good Letter Best. 

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.

"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 is 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 heardfrom a friend many years ago – thatleft a lasting impression- hence the detailing and the fashioning of her garments and accessories.

Winnie wears the finest qualitydesigner treadsand all the traditional embelishments of her tribe. She has an abundant supply of rubber and other flammable liquids as she carelessly flicks her ‘Stompie’ into the carnage she has caused with her actions in 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 in fashion.

A little surprise awaits the viewer on closer inspection…

 

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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 he is wearing pair of individual handcrafted eyewear.

He sits upon his throne of Gold.  A hand carved throne from Java, gilded and has a patina to compliment the fine deep buttoned upholstery of the chair.   Each throne is different as are the patinas to each piece.  These thrones have been made by master craftsmen and finished Ms Jone$.

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                                                                           

Throne:              H1040mm x W600mm x D470mm       Weight: gold leaf, teak   10kgs                                                                         

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

Limited edition prints available from our online store.