'Cleaner (a story)'
Ink on contiboard.
28cm x 38cm.
You know the way that contemporary art fans love to tell stories about
the cleaning staff at this museum or that gallery, who accidentally
threw away some top artist’s work thinking that it was a bit
And we roll our eyes and tell our anecdote about this really interesting
very new work ( a scatter piece, a ready-made, a process piece,.....)
which might look like a little piece of junk but was actually made
by this very happening artist; but the cleaners threw it away,......not
realising its value,........ as if it was trash.
Well, I tried to find some of these cleaners who had unwittingly scrapped
art works over the last five years in the major museums and galleries
around the world.
I wondered if something could arise from this situation.
As a group we got together and they came up with something really
wonderful. We had been talking a lot about the way things look and
they became really interested in certain kinds of design; designing
things that they really wanted to see.
They chose to focus on a design for horses to wear and showed me how,
onto the saddle where the rider would go, they would add a beautiful
large dorsal fin.