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Familiar Ideas / Impossible Ideals Parts I and II

Collection: Gray's School of Art Collection; Gray's School of Art Sculpture Collection
Object Type: Sculpture
Artist/Maker: Watson, Allan
Date: 2009
Media/Materials: foamboard and mounting board
Dimensions: overall: 49.5 cm x 59.5 cm each


Artist statement:
"Familiar Ideas / Impossible Ideals Parts I and II’ is a framed diptych which transforms the unloved, utilitarian, ubiquitous wooden pallet into a precision piece of aspirational design by presenting exact half scale hand-made models in both ‘pure’ white and ‘decorative’ colour. In taking time to make such mundane objects I aim to invite associations related to manual skill, patience and craftsmanship in comparison to machine labour, global economics and aesthetics of mass production."

Object Number: ABDRG2010.491