I’ve started creating what will be a minimum of 100 sculptures I’m calling pushovers. I’m using red earthenware clay. Each pushover is approximately 7”x5”, and fits nicely into your hand. I’m showing you 2 detail shots of the future installation. I’m calling it “Pushovers Unite (A Quiet Revolution)”. The project is an outgrowth of the bullying work I’ve been doing for about 2 years. It’s about the little guys who have been pushed around, and are now fed up, ready to pool their resources, and create a united front.
The sculpture is loosely based on the clown toy that, when pushed, bounces right back up. If you’ll forgive a little anthropomorphizing, the pushovers have a spirit of willingness as they tenaciously continue on in spite of their many challenges.