Someone Else's Children is a piece about the differing perceptions and experiences of children in different parts of the world. The work comprises a group of child figures, modeled in romantic style, with a wheat pattern over their surface. One child, with her hands full of wheat grains, stands on grass behind a neat picket fence. The others are empty-handed and wear bird masks reminiscent of those worn in Medieval Europe during the plagues. The sweetness of the forms is contrasted with the macabre masks and barren earth, which hint at the stark reality that a large proportion of the children in the world endure famine, drought and disease.
Someone Else's Children was exhibited at the National Gallery of Australia during the National Sculpture Prize and Exhibition, March 2003. It was also selected for the touring exhibition, 2 July - 1 August Mezzanine Level, Macquarie Bank, 1 Martin Place Sydney. Following the exhibition the work was divided up into ten individual figures. Four have been sold to private collections, six remain for sale.
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