I am really happy about the ball people getting recognition, and the fact that those who look beyond the surface whimsy, see more…which was my objective from the get-go. I was particularly touched by the juror statement citing Daumier’s satirical sculptures in context to these oddball characters.
The latest addition to the Ball People series, an armchair philosopher, a cross between Voltaire and Sartre, complete with a Russian hat of course. The reversed print on his back is taken from this Oscar Wilde quote:
“Arguments are to be avoided: they are always vulgar and often convincing.”