Arrested Development - Artspeak and Reality

June 03, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENTA universal mystery, or just breakfast?

ARTSPEAK: The first in my new series "Universal Ennui".  Arrested Development speaks of loss and the inevitability of decay. This work is informed by a feminine (though not feminist) sensibility; the life forces have been ennucleated, engendering a sense of longing and loss that only the female of the species can know intimately. The irony is that the avocado in this arrangement is in fact more egg-like than the eggshell, which itself has taken on a more circular, or testicular, form. Yet both egg and avocado represent here a deep sense of regret, a confession of intimacy between the sexes and simultaneously the dichotomy of the same. The graphic, almost brutal composition and the use of a dark granular background points to a proprietary sense of paternalism by the artist, while at the same time allowing the viewer to contemplate their own fragility. Mystery and enigma pervade the whole, metamorphosing the mundane into the sublime.

REALITY: I had avocado and egg for breakfast, and this was lying on the kitchen bench. Shot with my iPhone.

Limited Edition Prints (3X): 3 metres x 2.5 metres on Japanese silk. $45,000 each. Hurry - limited time only!


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