Tony Heaton OBE
Zen MenCarrara Marble
34 x 68 x 13cm
Ltd Edition in marble resin available at £1000 (Edition of 10)
About the Artist
Preston born sculptor Tony Heaton has exhibited nationally and internationally.
Major commissions include Gold Lamé winning the commission to be the first sculpture sited on the Liverpool Plinth in 2018 and Monument to the Unintended Performer, installed on the Big 4 outside Channel 4 TV in celebration of the 2012 London
He was awarded an OBE in the 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to the arts and to the disability arts movement.
Of his work Tony states:
I am concerned with my own existence and my interaction with both the material and non-material world. In my interaction with other humans I am almost always reminded that I am perceived as a disabled person, this is manifest in their actions towards me and their interaction with me.
Much of my work explores my personal analysis of these everyday interactions. Sometimes art making becomes self- psychoanalysis.
..... I constantly return to direct carving of stone as a discipline but I often use what has been called ‘the impedimenta of disability’ in my work. This might be charity collecting cans, old wheelchairs or invalid carriages, my intention being to transmute or subvert them into something else through sculpture.
There are usually layers of meaning to entice other humans into the work or the game of it. Disabled people often seem invisible or ‘other’ and I have explored this notion.
Predominantly I am interested in how thoughts and ideas can be translated into form and therefore say something in a new and expressive way.