Hopes and Dreams

A recurring long term theme has been the effect of chance and external influences on people dreams and plans.  The Shepherd (2023) belongs here, as do the Cowpats, Poker Dice and The Last Moment Before It's Too Late (part of an early series called Man's Body)

Poker Dice (carved plaster, 2012) celebrated the important values of Olympic athletes, such as determination, courage and excellence.  But it also recognised the effects of chance and uncontrollable events on the day.  Hot air may bring Kipling's impostors, triumph and disaster, or sometimes simply deflation.