Artist's description:

This is a very simple piece of work, something between a 'Ready-made' and a painting cum collage. Very simply, a garden trowel, which I used to excess, broke at its weakest point, i.e. the shaft connecting the blade with its handle. This object had too much accumulated value to want to throw away; thus it's become the starting point for an amusing, lightweight but symbolic artwork. An artwork that communicates very directly.

The reorientation of the trowel's parts certainly appears phallic, and so it should be in this circumstance; a trowel is an essential garden tool in the procreation - of plants. And are those yellow shapes kidney beans or are they ovaries?
Such is nature, that its essential forms are replicated wherever they are needed.

A neat little piece, if I may say so myself.

Materials used:

Mixed Media : Garden Trowel, Acrylic paint on canvas over board with a broken garden trowel, aluminium in a pinewood frame.

It was Useful, Once (2009)


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This artwork is sold by Anthony M Alcock from France

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