Relics specimen cases
The influences of life can have an effect on all artists' work, and they may not just be influences of today’s life.
Going to school not far from what was then just “The Tate”, when permanent displays didn’t change much, one work that has remained with me is Condition of Woman I by Arman. Not that I particularly liked it, and the meaning behind it was possibly lost on me, but there was a lasting fascination with this “Accumulation” of objects, which I nicknamed Contents of Woman’s Handbag I.
Over 30 years on and the world has rapidly changed. This collection was created for the Reading Guild of Artists' Summer Show 2017, when now spending hours on the computer, with all its joys and frustrations, has had just as much an effect on this collection of works as did my wanderings around the Tate.
Individual name of each specimen case: ”Mus”, ”Lignum memoriae orbis”, Pacto orbis” and “Telefono Movil”.