Everyman in motion, Stephen Hart

In Stephen Hart’s Everyman in Motion, when not sitting, standing or resting, movement animates humans.

In sculpture this liveliness has traditionally been expressed in the gait of a walking figure. And it continues to be a powerful image for me. In life we move restlessly towards a destination that might afford us more repose. I associate the life force with the walking figure and find it endlessly expressive.

I made a procession of walking figures as the war in Iraq approached in 2002 meditating on an outcome whose only certainty would be that, many would suffer. I titled that work ‘The Endless Column’ wanting to associate it with the continuum of human experience in moving forward.