RELICS,ARTEFACTS & GOD-DOLLIES FROM THE CONSUMER CULTS THAT THRIVED ON THE SOUTH WEST PENINSULA TOWARDS THE END OF THE SECOUND MILLENIUM
My workshop is a derelict mine building,out on the Tinners Coast,near St,.Just.
Twenty years ago, Geevor mine closed,ending several thousand years of tin mining in the area.
The mines had quickly fallen into ruins, their shafts choked with debris & scrapped machinery.
A friend, working on the maintenance staff at Geevor ,watched a mechanical digger burying a pile of redundant miners boots , & gave me a shout,I drove over & filled my pickup with the discarded boots, not knowing what I might do with them.
This discarded footwear was to become THE HOUNDS OF GEEVOR
I have been re-recycling junk most of my life,making things from the junk people throw away.
I am often asked why & how I work with this redundant debris?
Uncertain instruments continues at THE CUSTOMS HOUSE SOUTH SHIELDS, until the 7th Febuary 2010.
I have asked if I might supply a little more text,. This is a piece I wrote for the original catalogue at the Newlyn Gallery.