" A Small Polo Obsession…" Sculpture and art by Joseph Vaughan
There are certain collectable RL pieces that are almost mythological-pieces that collectors speak of but have rarely seen let alone have photographic evidence of. Promotional items, concept pieces or articles only available to certain staff members……the stories of such items will make a collectors heart race. One such item is the ‘Forever Bear’ or as it is also known “The bear within a bear within a bear”. Here artist Joseph Vaughan has created a miniature as he has imagined the piece,without photographic reference material , as currently and as far as one can tell, there is no photo of it. The piece is rumored to have a bear that wears a bear sweater, that is wearing a bear sweater. Presumably the danger is if someone was to look at it too much then they may get lost in a kind of bear vortex. It is realized here as a patchwork type sweater made in 1992.