At one time I wanted to be a window dresser as much as I wanted to be an artist. Casement Arts have given me the opportunity to ‘stage’ a work and at last be both. Lost for Words is the third in a series of sculptural Rudimental Works, which combine objects to create an open endedand interpretative narrative.
A man walks into a pet shop and says, ‘I'd like a fly, please.’
The shopkeeper replies, ‘A fly? We don't sell flies.’
The man says, ‘Oh, but you've got one in the window.’
My work has been described as an exploration of serendipity where sources may be particular places or objects, whose meaning is shifted by juxtaposition. At Casement Arts in addition to the window’s display, Tontine Street and all its long and complicated history is reflected in the glazing. I like the layers of the once grand Victorian architecture, the neglected, and the current creative evolution. Something cyclic is also revealed in the work. It is aboutpossibility and the way things connect.
Rudimental Works follow a series of Elemental Works, which are paired magazine pages - an archive of which can be seen here https://www.instagram.com/nickyhirst_elementalworks/