Assemblage 36 x 41 cm
The assemblage Untitled -1979 references the art historic as well as deploying a wry humour. The central object of the work is a ‘found’ piece of linoleum, depicting an assortment of timbers in a grid ‑ a cheap imitation of parquet flooring. The de-contextualized floor is innately illusionistic. The ‘picture’ is seated in an ornate handsome oval wooden frame, which is actually an old repurposed toilet seat.
In a somewhat subliminal manner I have the expectation that the viewer’s posterior will somehow recognize the shape (the signifier) and associate it with the crappy linoleum it surrounds (the signified).
The image of a modernist grid in an oval surround pays homage to the cubists.