Jos Van Hulsen

‘Random Statistics’

Enamel signs, steel, stone, glass mirrors

410 x 100 x 180cm

MSP Prize Winner 2022

Made from recycled distance counters from the Victorian railways, this tower like shape is a memorial to distances and statistics.

On top of the tower is a weather vain, representing the randomness of life's fortunes and whichever-way the wind blows.  Particularly in the Covid world we are constantly bombarded with numbers in human suffering. Yet we distance ourselves from such statistics. Only when misfortune touches us personally can we bridge those distances and connect with human suffering.

Imbedded in the tower are mirrors. The viewer, on close inspection may catch a glimpse of him or herself, a friend or a stranger. 

All a possible random statistic.