Jonathan Thompson - 1BT

Arts Access Victoria presents The Museum of Us

Jonathan would like to see more artists with disabilities having their work in galleries, and see people like him living their dreams.

A photograph of a bronze cast sculpture of a person. It’s not any particular person – it could be any gender or age, and it has no discernible face.

About the work

Material: bronze
Dimensions: H36 x W22 x D3 cm

I have a lot of dreams. My dream as an artist is to have a lot of exhibitions, hopefully. I would like my sculptures in parks, people’s gardens, in big galleries. This is my frst sculpture cast in bronze. It’s awesome, fantastic! I think it’s a big step for me as an artist. I would like to see more artists with disabilities having their work in galleries. I would like to see people like me living their dreams.

Image Description

A bronze cast sculpture of a person. It’s not any particular person – it could be any gender or age.

The torso and limbs are fat. The arms are thinnest where they connect to the body and get wider as they go out. The torso is long and thin. The head is thick and round and biggish.

The surface has a light grey patina which I have rubbed down a little bit so that some of the bronze shows through.

The surface is rough which shows the texture of the foil and the masking tape which I used to make the maquette.

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