Trophy heads born of style not cruelty
LEEDS-BORN sculptor David Farrer is bestknown for his papier mâché “mounted but not stuffed” trophy heads. His work reflects his keen interest in green issues.
He says: “The recycled head concept came about in 1995 while working in South Africa. There are admirable wildlife protection policies in operation in this part of the world, yet hunting and specifically trophy gathering remains big business too. I decided to bridge the gap by producing a ‘recycled trophy’.”
Thoughtprovoking words and headlines are carefully selected from discarded colour supplements and positioned on the work to create added interest, and there’s always a hint of humour.
David’s trophy heads are in public and private collections all over the world and decorate the homes of many celebrities.
VISIONS IN CONCRETE: Ab Above, a coffeeff table from the Scandi-inspired statement Axan range; top, a Vermont hurricane lantern.