Our Finest Hour

Carrara Marble on kilkenny marblebase

approx 100cm(h)

A man mirrors King Kong, but he climbs the symbol of our age, the AK47


In a thousand years archeologists will be piecing together our societys history, they will find more bullets and guns than bones. There will be bullets and weapons on display instead of fragments of pottery as we see in our history museums.

Is this our legacy, war? Weapons of mass destruction? The AK47 is the most popular assault riffle in the world. Here a man climbs it, as king kong on the Empire state building. Kong climbed the pinacle of mans engineering and a symbol of our advanced achievments, is the assault riffle the symbolf of our era?

*Our Finest Hour won the “established carver” award in the 2016 RDS National craft awards