He Builds With One Hand And Pulls Down With The Other, - 2012
Commissioned by AirSpace for Stocktake, Stoke-on-Trent.
24 February - 23 March 2012.
The image is of the statue of Josiah Wedgwood that stands in Winton Square, Stoke-on-Trent (and a view that few have seen - taken from the vantage point of Platform 4). It is divided up in to 30 A4 sheets to be hung by the gallery in the correct order, but in any fashion they wish. The title is lifted from a quote by Francis Bacon.
The work is a response to my experiences in Stoke-on-Trent over the past six years. I have seen it change as old buildings are demolished and new ones are built. I have heard people talk about Wedgwood and his legacy - how some revere him as an innovator and champion, and others feel that he did irreparable damage to the fabric of the city.
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