Photo Credit: Brenda Oakes
A miniature 3D work by Brenda Oakes for ‘VEND’ to be shown at 2 galleriesin Venice 2011. Curved print linked by steel rings to enable flat packingalong with an LED light into a 9cm transparent sphere to be placed in a vending machine. The work responds to the themes of ‘Illumination and/or the Global Environment’ being based quite literally around a small battery powered LED light. However, its deeper meaning is expressed via the materials used – including vegetal matter and toilet tissue (some of the prints are taken from carved potatoes) – which refer to the journey taken by our food, emanating from the earth, its passage through our bodies and eventual disposal back into the earth, an ongoing circle of generation and regeneration, growth and re-growth, progression and regression.
6cm x 9cm x 7cm
Prints on laminated toilet tissue/ink/paint/soil/vegetal