Fellow Humans by sculptor Stephen Hart attempts to emphasise the value of the human circle we each gather around us to sustain our sense of worth in the increasingly crowded and hence complex world we live in, now.
As the earth’s population approaches eight billion, I am focused on how very interdependent we are on one another to sustain a civil society.
My subjects started from the people closest to me – family, friends, creative colleagues, people of interest to me. The choice of course was endless, but because each piece was entirely hand made, this slow production process limited who could be included. I do hope in time I will be able to enlarge that selection, and in fact I conceived of Fellow Humans as a “never ending project”.
‘Fellow Humans’ exhibited at the Museum of Brisbane in 2014.