Dreams of Being Batman is part of a small body of work that came about through an interest in childhood perceptions of adulthood.
The fibreglass head is made from a cast of my own head. The colour of the piece, and the way that the steel armature gives it the appearance of floating in mid air is intended to suggest the insubstantial nature of dreams and fantasies. The elongated ears (or horns) in the sculpture are a reference to Batman, one of my favourite super heroes from childhood. The fact that the head looks nothing like the actual costumed head of the Batman can be seen either as a celebration of the fact that imagination (especially the imagination of a child) is not held back by the obstacles of reality, or as a reminder of the chasm that exists between what we once wanted to be and what we eventually become.