The Kiss maquette

Michael Francis Cartwright


Cast aluminium, wood, paint,

unique cast

125 x 30 x 30 cm


catalogue number MFCS43


In 2000, Cartwright spent some months in Bangkok while he was casting work at several of the foundries there. On days off he would visit the local markets where he would watch the fighting fish. They would be separated from each in glass jars, they were constantly engaged in attacking each other, mouth to mouth, on either side of the glass, looking like they were in the long kiss. This kiss of deception intrigued him, referencing other great stories of betrayal.