Half a Pallet of Building Blocks, 2015
Half a Pallet of Building Blocks is a material translation and inversion that brings the current building industry together with mid to late 20th Century art historical references, whilst critiquing notions of craft and perceived value in labour.
The work is hand made and unique – but made out of very ordinary materials. It resembles a seemingly forgotten, half remaining pallet of building material, absurdly sitting in the middle of a picturesque walking track. It is also this idea of displacement or unusualness in an almost believable context that promotes the idea of potentiality elsewhere – a hypothetical questioning of where the other half of the blocks might exist, which also partially seeks to question the importance of the object itself.