Vessel Containing Flowers
H27cm x W19cm x D24cm
Bisque fired clay, hand painted in acrylics
This piece can go by the name of "Vessel Containing Flowers" or simply "Toilet"; it is bisque fired and hand painted in acrylic. "Toilet" is designed to be a mockery of the ceramic type-cast, technically being of no conceptual value but an accumulation of three highly conceptual artists and incidentally three of my biggest influences. The most obvious being Marcel Duchamp's "Urinal" as the first ready made in 1917, Rene Magritte's "The Future of Statues", where a surrealist famous for his paintings creates a three dimensional piece and Jeff Koons's "Large Vase of Flowers" in which he recreates a common and most definitely kitsch object to the highest degree of craftsmanship.