Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Robert Marshall - Defining Practices

Sunny Side Up (2012) Lego fried in mineral oil

Frying the Lego has destroyed the object's foundations. It is now in a transitional state, the egg may be seen to be either forming out of a mould into building blocks or on the contrary melting back into its original liquid state. There is a construction and deconstruction happening, creating a juxtaposition within the piece. However, as the title suggests, this is essentially a 'fun' piece, Lego brings back happy memories, full of imagin-ation and creativity. Just as an egg symbolizes life; beginning and hope. This piece celebrates the happy early years before adulthood begins, melting away those childhood dreams.

Sunny Side Up
Detail - Cheese on Toast


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