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Biscuits With a Hint of Emotion

The next piece of work I wish to put on virtual display for you all to gaze upon is this thing:

‘4 Biscuits’ (2013)

Four digestive biscuits, coated with four different colours of acrylic paint and present framed and mounded on a canvas board. Here, attempts have been made to allow the audience to respond to this piece directly and with with immediacy. Block colours are able to highlight in a base, almost binary way, emotion. This corresponds with the accessible nature of the digestive biscuit. The basic nature of the piece calls into question the how we respond to our most instinctive emotions, and any action carried out in relation to them.

When rooted within a culture that exploits the nature of consumption, emotions too become a consumable item. Dismissed or glibly accepted, before being forgotten in the wake of another, equally disposable end. This piece seeks to highlight and describe this notion, and suggests that emotion can become a consumable product. Anyway, enough babbling. What do you think?

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4 responses

  1. Anthea Hardwick-Thwaites

    I find it pleasing to the eye, but annoying! I’d love to work along side you some time, i would convert your work into actual edible art. I would love these biscuits covered in chocolate, you can colour the chocolate and use it in the same way.
    I find your work intriguiging.
    Check out my chocolate skull on my facebook page.

    November 22, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    • Hey Anthea, thanks for your comment. Sorry for the late reply. I sometimes just completely neglect looking on here lol.

      I am quite intrigued by the prospect of you converting my work into something edible. We should talk more about it 🙂

      November 27, 2013 at 11:00 pm

  2. The Hidden Violet

    You are living my dream life. Sorry if that sounds too jealous. I mean, doing what you like and not bothered about what convention says when it comes to art. Anyway, I just wanted to say what I see in this art work… the red biscuit reminds me of what I feel when I see the rose garden in full bloom, the yellow- when I see the golden light of setting sun from the top floor of our university, the green- when the rain starts falling while I stare at my favorite tree and the blue- when I feel like I would rather watch the clouds than do my homework. 😀 what do you call these emotions?

    December 1, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    • Thank you for your comment 🙂 I’m glad you like my work. It’s nice to be recognised as doing something different. I’m glad this particular piece has resonated with you in some way, and am interested to know your thoughts with regards to each biscuit. I really wanted each of the four biscuits to posses a level of ambiguity so that everyone was able to identify with them – that’s why I opted for the most basic of colours – so that they were easily relatable and would allow an audience to attach their own thoughts, truths and realities onto the piece. And you’ve done just that, so I must be doing something right. 🙂

      … For me, the red reminds me of a combination of passion and heat, something like hot Italian food. The yellow is very sunny but there is something almost a little sickly about it, like it is not telling the truth in some way. The green is pretty autumnal and reminds me of being outdoors. The blue, being a little cracked, reminds me of some kind of endless ocean, but that could be a metaphor for the pursuit of something. …Thank you once again for your comment 🙂

      December 4, 2013 at 9:20 pm

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