Waimarino Awards 2018 en­try

The Shed - - Sculptor -

Rav­ager of Time, 17kg and 900mm high, is based on the con­cept of ‘the rav­ages of time’. Ray in­vented a mot­ley pre­his­toric crea­ture — a bird-di­nosaur that sports cast-iron-bath­tub claws, which he sand blasted and painted; cop­per feath­ers; brass tail feath­ers; real feath­ers around its neck; di­nosaur arms; and brass fangs. The crea­ture is rip­ping an an­tique clock apart.

“It evolved as I was mak­ing it. I like things that de­note de­cay and try to cap­ture that in my pho­tog­ra­phy as well,” says the artist. “I found an an­tique clock at the tip and made up a story to go with it that would show what a rav­ager of time might look like. I also like mak­ing things that il­lus­trate a pun, like ‘a men­tal block’ or ‘tongue-in-cheek’.”

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