Tro­phy heads born of style not cru­elty

Yorkshire Post - YP Magazine - - Homes&garden -

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.

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