OPAQUE 10:" I have had everything I have wanted because I have learned to dispense with everything" [Balzac]., 2010 - 2011
An assembled collection of artifacts, mimetic of ethnographic findings, jostle for visibility. The ambiguity of the work's title seeks to comment on the impossibility of " having a conversation" between words and images: it is also about the processes of making artwork.
A broken Oriental doll [attached to a table brush] is engulfed by metal and plastic 'confetti 'bound up with straw. The image is presented like the contents of a packing case containing the findings of an ancient 'archaeological speciman' from the East. This was the final work in the series.
Influence on work: G.Kress and T.von Leeuwen: 'Reading Images, The Grammar of Visual Design'  + Balzac's 'The Wild Ass's Skin'.
Straw, split metal pins, solder metal, defaced /old 'Scrabble letters',doll/table-brush.
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