Name: Sonny J. Barker
Title: Im-Mortal 2011
Material: Wooden Timber
The mapping and construction of a modern children play area has been an inspiration for Sonny when he responded to the theme of Child’s Play for this current exhibition.
He was interested in the dystopian aspects of ruined cities and and the skeletal remains that are evident in such places. Sonny intended to strip away the playfulness and joy of these play areas to create an allusion to Celtic wooden circles that existed prior to their stone counterparts.
The artist is interested in pre-history art and mythologies of early civilizations and found a correlation with a legend that involved the Immortal Twins that is prevalent is such societies. He was interested in this allegorical fable of self sacrifice that is centered in this tale between brothers. The installation is based on the artists interpretation of the constellation Gemini that contains the twins, Castor and Pollux.