Isaac Ferguson, Whittle Walter White (ART, OBJECTS 2021)
There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death." Proverbs 14:12 (NIV). As a secondary school teacher I must admit to fantasising about a secondary vocation at times. After watching 'Breaking Bad' for the first time in 2020, I was reminded how greed, pride and self justification are a scary, insidious cancer. Lung cancer is one thing, soul cancer is another thing entirely. I carved Walter White, aka Heisenberg to sit on my shelf and stare at me with an ominous look to always remind me to be wary of cancerous compromise and not grow weary of doing good. Made from one piece of 50mm X 50mm jelutong and carved with flexcut knives and pfiel palm chisels. A printout of Bryan Cranston was used with 10mm grid lines for reference. Finished with acrylic paints, although the raw timber provided the skin tone. Finally, the glasses were made by tediously shaping copper wire from an electric cable.