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The Six Faces of Luck

The Six Faces of Luck
Photo Description:
This is meant to be a representation of chance. The reason why I chose a dice as the main object, is because it is the ultimate symbol of chance as in: it can land on one of six faces and that is why I chose this item specifically as my main subject. The colours that were used show not only chance but decay. I sought out colours that when they’ve been fired in the kiln, they resemble rotting skin. I feel this is emphasized most in the sixth head, because as you can see the face has a number of black dots and it’s thanks to these small things it looks even more like it’s a decaying piece of flesh. When you look at the green dice you get an idea that it’s just been dug up from the ground and because of this gives it a sense of grit and misery. As for many of the other faces, they were chosen to be applied via the use of a brush specifically, because of their beauty. They proved to be quite stunning when finished in the kiln but also, help emphasize signs of hope, mystery and pain the same way as we take chances in real life. One of the six faces is missing, instead replaced by a gaping hole. This is done both as a small homage to the work of Valerie Hegarty, but also, to emphasize a feeling of hopelessness that eventually, this face will come up and will eventually lead to our inevitable end.
 
Author
Joseph Meredith , 18 yrs
 
School
Basingstoke College of Technology