Winning sculpture a sweet surprise

TALENTED: Ken Martin won the Brighton Jetty Sculptures indoor category with his work 'Sweet wet seed'.
TALENTED: Ken Martin won the Brighton Jetty Sculptures indoor category with his work 'Sweet wet seed'.

IN his first time exhibiting at Brighton Jetty Sculptures this year, Ken Martin won the indoor sculpture category with his bronze piece ‘Sweet wet seed’.

Mr Martin exhibited three pieces all from the same genre, an abstract combination of plant, animal and human form. 

From the back view ‘Sweet wet seed’ takes the form of a seed with the potential for “burgeoning life” and from the front takes a more human form.

He said there were a lot of influences on this body of his work, one of the main ones in his winning piece being yoga. 

Mr Martin said while he initially created the pieces years ago he felt now was the right time to exhibit them. 

“I haven’t been exhibiting much because I’ve had a lot of commissioned work,” he said. 

“The curator, Colleen Slattery, was keen for me to exhibit, that and I felt it was time.”

Mr Martin said when entering his sculptures he treated it as an opportunity to show others his work.

“Having said that, it is a thrill to win,” he said.