Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Above: Sleeping Giant 1987
made with branches and nails in Hadley Common, North London
9 meters long and since vanished
A while ago, Mr. Sean's Witch's Head post remind me of this amazing outdoor sculpture i scanned from "Raw Creation" an art brut & outsider art book written by John Maizels, edited by Phaidon.
I searched the web for more images of this artist to link to, but i only found
"Raw Creation" mention that Wilson's big outdoor sculptures were routinely vandalized, so i wonder if he decided to make this new stuff a joke on these vandals? he went from the majestic work on the countryside to the three-hair-brush-monk-like work in the City sidewalks, embeleshing the detritus of...sure, vandals!
He even does a portrait of Maradona!