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A Moment Past


Collection: Gray's School of Art Collection; Gray's School of Art Sculpture Collection
Object Type: Sculpture
Artist/Maker: Beeson, Deborah
Date: 2005
Media/Materials: clocks, petals and board
Dimensions: overall: 244 cm x 245 cm
Awards: BP Fine Art Award; RGU Sculpture Purchase Award

Description:

Wall sculpture featuring 168 battery operated clocks. Clock hands have attached flower petals.


Artist's statement:
"The initial inspiration of my work is a personal response to custom and festivals such as Halloween, Christmas, St Valentines etc. I draw heavily on my own experience in working with and having children and relationships within the family home where tradition plays an important role. This raises issues and contentions, for me, about the expectations and desires within the domestic sphere and the denigration of domestic values which have wider consequences in a contemporary world.
This discourse has led me to use, in general, found or acquired objects and incorporate organic material which I have dried or preserved in some way. The sculptures take the form of assemblage pieces in which artistic flow and my own aesthetic plays a large part."
Object Number: ABDRG10714

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