Nappy Painting

2006

disposable nappies (cotton, plastic, paper, chemicals), stainless steel staples, glass, frame
1mH x 1mW x 60mmD

Series: Nappy Work

A square metre monochrome, the Nappy Painting weaves an organic grid inside a contemporary white square frame.  The enlarged weft and warp of overlapping units opens the soft and slowly creaming interiors for inspection.  Making a virtue of entropy, the artwork both attracts and repels, inviting disclosure and debate.  During a year long exhibition at Massey University's new business incubator, post-it notes of comments appeared on walls around the artwork, sparking an impromptu competition to name the painting.