A picture of defeat to ponder

By Greg Baum, The Age

In every sporting contest, there is at least one loser. In team sports, there are many losers at a time. In races, there are more losers than winners. This concept of defeat, at once cruel and inevitable, fascinates artist Martin Tighe, who has turned it into a series of paintings and now a sculpture. 

"I'm particularly interested in defeat. It's a richer field, a more complex emotion," Tighe said this week. "Winning is a simple emotion."
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Victory and Defeat Bronze Sculpture

Victory and Defeat
Bronze Sculpture