3.1.12

Notes on an object.

The object within a landscape, or actually the object as a landscape.  What happens when the incidental nature of a familiar object adopts the grandeur of momentous scenery as it takes on an illusion of scale and importance?   All manner of items strewn across a bedroom floor could provide a landscape to trawl through.  Think of Gaugin's Still Life with Three Puppies, and how the household objects lain across the table cloth become the scenery in which the puppies are involved.























Alternatively think of Solltass' Teapot standing rigid and tall amongst the shrubbery.  Functionality is removed from the teapot, and it becomes a monument of visual significance.  So I suppose an objects functionality is dictated by its size in relation to the job.  If enlarged it loses its mass appeal as a functioning teapot.  No one could pour it.  The object out of context has a new role.
























A landscape is so immense, and an object that is so contained and understood appears in total jusxtaposition within it. There is such a contrast in scale and also the level of accessible detail. The depiction of a mountain can be vague and implied, whereas a chair can be so readily slowed down and understood. Is it possible to know a mountain in the same way one can know a chair?


























Taking an object beyond it's own recognisability; a bit like saying a word over and over until it means something new.   The chair morphs as it is redrawn and redrawn.

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