Pure Aesthetic


New work from 2007 –

Photos of salt cellars (and a pill bottle) with diamond dust.

This developed from the ideas presented here –

The salt cellars are a reference to Duchamp and to cocaine. The diamond dust is a reference to Warhol and Hirst. In real life rather than on a screen print diamond dust is a disappointing grey powder, a worthless industrial scouring agent. It’s the gap between its real and imagined value and its real and imagined aesthetic impact (as well as how it does sparkle when you dust a print with it) that makes it interesting, critically speaking.