12 heads plaster and mixed media
28 x 16 x 14cm
Installed like gargoyles, Peter Lorre Time Machine is a series of casts taken from the Hollywood actorâ€™s death mask. Each bust has been dressed to suggest traditional costumes from different historical periods. Norman soldier, Viking, Pharaoh and Caveman accessories have been fashioned from ornate crockery and cheap costume props. Each make-over or new role given to Lorre appears like a belated attempt to breathe life into the character actorâ€™s inanimate features.