"Ideally the pieces will work on many levels. The toys themselves interest me in their own right as mini-sculptures by unknown and uncredited artists. Mostly I use the toys abstractly as forms with which to build muscle bone or internal or external organs but all types of human pursuits can be referred to and represented through them -things loved or hated- things used and carried as tools etc etc. They provide interest in surface detail wilst making their contribution to the totalities. The toys also provide a moving history of fads and fashions as they pass through the media and our awareness, temporarily significant and then forgotten." Robert Bradford
It appears Bradford is very much in touch with his inner child, and is not afraid to share it with all of us!!!!!! I would love to find one of these fabulous puppies under my Christmas tree ..... and would be thrilled to share it with my inner child too!!!!!!!