The Effigy Series, 2016  'Nothing's Going to Change My World' is Alex Seton's newest body of work that uses a corrupted form of traditional memorial statuary and sculptural installation to create monuments to an uncertain future.   From carved marble effigies these mixed media pieces, the works take a gentle sardonic sci-fi look at expressions of a nervous world  in prognostication, proselytizing, punditry and doomsayers.   Central in the the body of work is 'The Prophet'; a formal portrait bust of the helmet of a hazmat suit, and the ‘Effigy Series’ a factory produced generic marble religious statue reworked for the western religious market, deconstructed and carved by the artist to reveal its bleached and hollowed insides . This narrative driven body of work ultimately reflects upon a changing world with an optimism in the resourcefulness of human nature. 

The Effigy Series, 2016

'Nothing's Going to Change My World' is Alex Seton's newest body of work that uses a corrupted form of traditional memorial statuary and sculptural installation to create monuments to an uncertain future. 

From carved marble effigies these mixed media pieces, the works take a gentle sardonic sci-fi look at expressions of a nervous world  in prognostication, proselytizing, punditry and doomsayers. 

Central in the the body of work is 'The Prophet'; a formal portrait bust of the helmet of a hazmat suit, and the ‘Effigy Series’ a factory produced generic marble religious statue reworked for the western religious market, deconstructed and carved by the artist to reveal its bleached and hollowed insides . This narrative driven body of work ultimately reflects upon a changing world with an optimism in the resourcefulness of human nature. 

 Robes of the effigy, 2016 Imperial white, found object

Robes of the effigy, 2016
Imperial white, found object

 The Messenger, 2016 Imperial white, found object, flare 37 x 40 x 77 cm

The Messenger, 2016
Imperial white, found object, flare
37 x 40 x 77 cm

 Plinth of the effigy, 2016 Imperial white, found object 30 x 37 x 63 cm

Plinth of the effigy, 2016
Imperial white, found object
30 x 37 x 63 cm

 Hem of the effigy, 2016 Imperial white marble 33 x 27 x 15 cm

Hem of the effigy, 2016
Imperial white marble
33 x 27 x 15 cm

 Hem of the effigy, 2016 Imperial white marble 33 x 27 x 15 cm

Hem of the effigy, 2016
Imperial white marble
33 x 27 x 15 cm

 Beard of the effigy, 2016 Imperial white marble 10 x 16 x 7 cm

Beard of the effigy, 2016
Imperial white marble
10 x 16 x 7 cm

 Messiah complex, 2016 Molong marble 20 x 46 x 46 cm

Messiah complex, 2016
Molong marble
20 x 46 x 46 cm

 Staff of the effigy, 2016 found sculpture, stainless steel 198 x 48 x 40 cm

Staff of the effigy, 2016
found sculpture, stainless steel
198 x 48 x 40 cm

 After B612, 2016 Badiglio Marble, Bonsai tree and plastic 45 x 27 x 37 cm

After B612, 2016
Badiglio Marble, Bonsai tree and plastic
45 x 27 x 37 cm

 The prophet, 2016 Pisanino marble, Belgian black marble, plastic 50 x 48 x 38 cm

The prophet, 2016
Pisanino marble, Belgian black marble, plastic
50 x 48 x 38 cm

 The Message, 2016 Photographic print; Image by Mark Pokorny

The Message, 2016
Photographic print; Image by Mark Pokorny

 The Effigy Series, 2016  'Nothing's Going to Change My World' is Alex Seton's newest body of work that uses a corrupted form of traditional memorial statuary and sculptural installation to create monuments to an uncertain future.   From carved marble effigies these mixed media pieces, the works take a gentle sardonic sci-fi look at expressions of a nervous world  in prognostication, proselytizing, punditry and doomsayers.   Central in the the body of work is 'The Prophet'; a formal portrait bust of the helmet of a hazmat suit, and the ‘Effigy Series’ a factory produced generic marble religious statue reworked for the western religious market, deconstructed and carved by the artist to reveal its bleached and hollowed insides . This narrative driven body of work ultimately reflects upon a changing world with an optimism in the resourcefulness of human nature. 
 Robes of the effigy, 2016 Imperial white, found object
 The Messenger, 2016 Imperial white, found object, flare 37 x 40 x 77 cm
 Plinth of the effigy, 2016 Imperial white, found object 30 x 37 x 63 cm
 Hem of the effigy, 2016 Imperial white marble 33 x 27 x 15 cm
 Hem of the effigy, 2016 Imperial white marble 33 x 27 x 15 cm
 Beard of the effigy, 2016 Imperial white marble 10 x 16 x 7 cm
 Messiah complex, 2016 Molong marble 20 x 46 x 46 cm
 Staff of the effigy, 2016 found sculpture, stainless steel 198 x 48 x 40 cm
 After B612, 2016 Badiglio Marble, Bonsai tree and plastic 45 x 27 x 37 cm
 The prophet, 2016 Pisanino marble, Belgian black marble, plastic 50 x 48 x 38 cm
 The Message, 2016 Photographic print; Image by Mark Pokorny

The Effigy Series, 2016

'Nothing's Going to Change My World' is Alex Seton's newest body of work that uses a corrupted form of traditional memorial statuary and sculptural installation to create monuments to an uncertain future. 

From carved marble effigies these mixed media pieces, the works take a gentle sardonic sci-fi look at expressions of a nervous world  in prognostication, proselytizing, punditry and doomsayers. 

Central in the the body of work is 'The Prophet'; a formal portrait bust of the helmet of a hazmat suit, and the ‘Effigy Series’ a factory produced generic marble religious statue reworked for the western religious market, deconstructed and carved by the artist to reveal its bleached and hollowed insides . This narrative driven body of work ultimately reflects upon a changing world with an optimism in the resourcefulness of human nature. 

Robes of the effigy, 2016
Imperial white, found object

The Messenger, 2016
Imperial white, found object, flare
37 x 40 x 77 cm

Plinth of the effigy, 2016
Imperial white, found object
30 x 37 x 63 cm

Hem of the effigy, 2016
Imperial white marble
33 x 27 x 15 cm

Hem of the effigy, 2016
Imperial white marble
33 x 27 x 15 cm

Beard of the effigy, 2016
Imperial white marble
10 x 16 x 7 cm

Messiah complex, 2016
Molong marble
20 x 46 x 46 cm

Staff of the effigy, 2016
found sculpture, stainless steel
198 x 48 x 40 cm

After B612, 2016
Badiglio Marble, Bonsai tree and plastic
45 x 27 x 37 cm

The prophet, 2016
Pisanino marble, Belgian black marble, plastic
50 x 48 x 38 cm

The Message, 2016
Photographic print; Image by Mark Pokorny

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