As the title suggests, It’s staring us in the face is a response to our impermanence, exacerbated by our current global circumstance.
I found the brass mirror (without the mirror) in a second hand shop and marvelled at its historical beauty and imperfections, made redundant.
With a nod to Marcel Duchamp, I wanted to re-purpose an existing object; to give it new meaning, while acknowledging that this is the path we will all be forced to travel, as resources decline.
It’s staring us in the face was first exhibited at Experimental Print Prize, hosted by the Castlemaine Art Museum in 2019.
© 2020 Clayton Tremlett.