Nipple - Symbol - 7
1994 - 1997 - 2000
Nipple - Symbol - 7 1994 - 1997 - 2000
Three panels containing an isolated image / symbol / sign.
1. A photo-mechanical image of an organic object fundamental to mammalian life,
2. A painterly creation with mystical, early historic, totemic overtones,
3. An intellectually conceived and understood sign – a quantifying arabic numeral.
Reading left to right through the three panels, the nipple bursts outwards from its two dimensional representation as it progresses to the top right corner where it dissolves into the flat surface of the composition, only to be found again, embedded in the left hand page ready to continue its cycle of acquiring the third dimension.
In relation to this physical object is an imprint of an abstract concept – 7, which also takes solid form as it passes from left to right. To acquire the third dimension in the right hand panel, the nipple and the 7 pass through the mysterious, central symbol which itself expands in character into the wooden framework encompassing the whole episode until its recurring denouement on the very right hand edge.
The paper images were made in Loughborough in 1994, the wooden frame appropriated from an old gate and the narrative created in Normandy in 1997 and the final assemblage put together in the Pas de Calais in 2000.
Mixed media : Wooden oak gate, slate, acrylic sheet, water based paints,
various fittings collaged to board
73 x 147.2 cms