On Saturday I visited the Tate Gallery in Liverpool and although I expected the modern art on show to be unusual and challenging; I was surprised by the work on display.
On reading some of the descriptions which accompanied the pieces of art, I felt that the artists were trying too hard to justify the eccentricity of their work and wondered, "Surely a piece of art should be able to stand alone.?"(But hey what do I know?)
However on my visit to the ladies room I was overcome with creativity (of an artistic nature -LOL) and I decided to try my hand at some modern ’ART’ of my own. What do you think?
Voyeurism. This piece is evocative of the classic Jan Van Eyck’s picture, 'Wedding Portrait.' Due to the juxtaposition of the photographer’s reflection in the mirror, it cross pollinates the effect that the watcher has on the viewer.
The inclusion of the warning on the wall highlights the inherent dangers found in today’s society of being constantly monitored and councils the voyeur, to be careful, as he/she could be ‘in hot water or trouble’ if found out.
Holder of life. The pristine whiteness of the receptacle emphasises the purity of life, which it is designed to contain. The shape is indicative of the womb, which is also a life vessel. The contrast with the stark, grey interior is symbolic of life’s constant throw away mentality; that is life can be flushed away so easily.
Hot Air! This installation is a waiting post, which is full of hot air ready to be dispensed at any given time; as are most of the descriptions and justifications (given and written) displayed by some of the works of modern art in the Tate gallery. Unintelligible and unbelievable nonsense!
Unbeknown to me (and at the same time I was creating my work) my lovely husband, who had also visited the men’s room, had had a similar idea! (see below)
We’ve obviously been together too long!!
Thought for the day: Is it better to be ridiculous than to be boring?