Toyqube Firestarter polystone

ToyQube to release another Signature Series with Firestarter by Harma Heikens.  Based on A Good Year (2014)—an original wall-mounted sculpture measuring 42” high—these new smaller art piece brings her incendiary statement about the relentless cycle of destruction and creation, uprisings and revolution to a broader audience. Firestarter can stand tall in smokingly 10″High x 4″W x 14″L, this wheel ablaze is ready ready to roll on.   The limited-edition polystone piece will be available for pre-order on Monday, Aug. 8 for $165 (plus shipping) at ToyQube.com and estimated to be ship in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Firestarter polystone

 

Firestarter — Artist Statement

To me the burning tire refers to the popular revolt that we see a lot of these days. A gasoline-filled tire is a low-fi weapon, similar to the Molotov cocktail. But the “Wheel of Fire” is also an ancient religious symbol, referring to the sun an the motion of the earth, and the symbolic nature of fire is both creator and destroyer, purifier and defiler. The symbolic meaning of the burning wheel and the actual application of the burning tire as a violent means of revolution coincide, which makes the image extra powerful.

But it’s of course also a symbol of speed- if you want it to be about formula 1 racing it’s okay with me, it’s never just one thing- and it’s an obvious rock&roll reference too:

‘This wheel’s on fire, rolling down the road
Best notify my next of kin
This wheel shall explode!’