Aided by motifs of the Renaissance and ancient sculpture, a collective experience of traditional masculine values and progressive ideologies form the foundation of this project’s exploration and the raw materials that occupy each frame. The male form balances between function, expectation and a subject of the gaze, as its uses dilute into symbols. Whether through comfort, distress or necessity, the body and sculpture coexist. Concrete anchors a clay facade at the hands of the subject, bricks become a podium for the body in discomfort and an alginate cast of the subject’s face reflects its creator whilst offering no further invitation. Their combined presentation provokes the intrinsic condition and highlights the wider cyclical nature of masculinity’s complex landscape, as present through time, tradition and progress.