Title: Let Them Eat Cake
Dimensions: width: 50cm, height 50cm, depth: 30 cm
Notes: Porcelain, glass and steel sculpture
Gary Betts has spent his life in a creative environment. After leaving art school, he was a graphic designer moving on to be an illustrator. He then became an art director in advertising and progressed to executive creative director of a leading London advertising agency. Throughout his career in advertising he exhibited paintings and ceramics in London. For the last 4 years he has concentrated solely on contemporary figurative ceramics and sculpture and works from his studio in West London. He is a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors, the Society of Designer Craftsmen and London Potters. He is currently represented by Cube Gallery (London and Bristol) and Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh.
Let Them Eat Cake: The cake is a metaphor for the affluent societies in which we live in the western world. The tiny figures represent the millions of starving people, who could be fed, if their governments spent just a fraction of their defense budgets on food. Our world could be hunger-free in an instant, if only that could be achieved.