This piece has been entered into the 2012 Signature Art Prize www.signatureartprize.com. It is available to purchase but it may not be available until October if selected as a semi or finalist. We will contact you regarding delivery if you purchase.
Notion is a full scale three dimensional outline of a builder’s skip, ‘drawn’ in welded stainless steel. The simple linear form is instantly recognisable as a skip. It fills the space of a skip and yet it holds nothing. In an increasingly ‘throw away’ culture I have been attracted to work with the detritus of daily life, and found skips to be rich resources of obsolete and discarded objects and materials. In the past year I turned my attention from the contents to the skips themselves, their design and construction and the notions and associations a full or empty skip could represent. Notion is an attempt to celebrate the sculptural form and ubiquitous function of a skip and to stretch its metaphorical potential. It is both an armature and a sculpture. It is a conundrum and a contemplative object.
Notion Stainless steel