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Contemporary Sculptor. 

"Silver and gold are mediums in constant transformation over millennia.

Sensing the sacred idols and deities sculpted in these materials as I work, the presents of real value is with me.

 Silver and gold, not just money, they have embodied the currency of human ambitions for thousands of years."

Artist;

Adrian Ward

the value of nothing #6.

Silver Dollar

Bullion Silver (Fine Silver) 3.2kg

13.5 x 34 x 1 cm

the value of nothing #12.

Pandemic

Bullion Silver (Fine Silver) 15kg

24 x 16 x 1 cm

the value of nothing #6.

Silver Jordan

Bullion Silver (Fine Silver) 24kg

Life-Size.

the value of nothing #7. 

Bullion Banana gun

Bullion Silver (Fine Silver) 3.6kg, 24k Gold Plating.

16 x 20 x 3.5

 

the value of nothing #2.

My World is Your Oyster

the value of nothing#1.

pound of flesh.

 

Bullion Silver (Fine Silver) 0.495kg

 

20 x 43 x 31 cm

the value of nothing #16.

Ched Dead

Ched Box and Cellophane, Cement, Silver Bullion Biscuit Gold Plated, Silverpoint Drawing.

Adrian's endeavors to find the meaning of value outside our monetary perception, in the landscape of discarded objects representing zero value.

 

"Transfigured into gold and silver bullion, the discarded object for a moment allows us to escape our perceptions of value. Commodities are transformed from their function into a reflection, that can show our hierarchy of things."

The artist believes this “silver and gold bullion status” connects the art to commodities trading, which disconnects the sculpture from the world of all other objects  eventual discarded.

the value of nothing#5.

Discarded Coffee Cup

Bullion Gold and Silver (Fine Silver Fine Gold)

10 x 26 x 13

the value of nothing#7.

dollar Jacket

Fine Silver, Jacket, Cement, American Dollars.

140 x 53 x 14 cm

 

the value of nothing#14.

Economic hitman.

the value of nothing#3.

Prawn on a Pawn

"Because you cant feed prawns land-based protein, it has to come from the sea, sea creatures the game of human commodities has turned the prawn into a pawn. This is the destiny of all living things on the earth at this time.


 

the value of nothing# 13.

Cheds Dead.

Cement, Chess Box, Cellophane, Bullion Silver, 24k Gold Plating.

6 x 35 x 13 cm

the value of nothing #9.

eye can teach you nothing

Cement, Gold Leaf, Chair, Hoody Jacket.

 

the value of nothing #11.

Transition

Silver Bullion 6.664 kg & Cement.

 

 

the value of nothing #.15

Digitil Native No.3

Silver Bullion 9.5 kg.

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"The world is being transformed into fungible commodities, for a human-centered value system." 
Fungible, one ounce of gold is equivalent to any other ounce of gold, a grain of rice is the same as any other grain of rice. Frangibility begets mediocrity.

the value of nothing #4.

Egg and Spoon.

Bullion Silver .463 kg

6 x 8 x 4 cm

the value of nothing #11.

every 12 years Bank Bomb. commemorative Coin.

Bullion Silver 1.530 kg
10 x 10 x 3 cm

the value of nothing #12.

Marallinga Mushroom. Commemorative coin.

Bullion Silver 1.290 kg

10 x10 2 cm

Sir Dougles Mawson.

the value of nothing #18.

Marallinga Mushroom. Commemorative coin.

Bullion Silver 1.290 kg

10 x10 2 cm

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The artist is currently working on a commissioned for an Asian bank to cast an impressive ten tonnes of silver bullion to be turned into a sculpture. "Casting sculptures in silver bullion like this in Australia guaranties the artwork 99.999% purity. This also means conceptual the artwork maintains its tradable silver bullion status." says the artist.

 

E. adrianartward@hotmail.com

M. 61+ 429891707

© 2020 by Adrian Ward