nappies, staples, white-out, glass, frame
1480H x 1480W x 60mmD

Series: Nappy Work

Repeating units of new-born nappies/diapers stretch open in a soft and absorbing monochromatic grid. Estimated to take over 500 years to breakdown in landfill, the 'disposable work' contests art conservation conventions and environmental sustainability goals. Beyond the Duchampian archetype, these readymades morph into transactional beingmades which discretely absorb, swell and recede while padding the substrate and wall, dampening noise and loading space with meaning. Making a virtue of entropy, the artwork both attracts and repels, inviting disclosure and debate. Feelings of vulnerability, nakedness, and memory expand into wider values-based questions about humanity, universality, and the Earth.