About The Plastic Art
of Man and Animals

SCENES FROM THE PLASTIC ARTS OF MAN & ANIMALS

(as witnessed by Saint Pitié-Salpêtrière at Le Arcade Zygomatique)’

‘Every image in essence is a deceit’
Jean-Paul Satre

“I would rather see a portrait of a dog that I know”
Samuel Johnson

There are ways of seeing grounded in both science and the arts, in proof and in theory, in fact and in fiction. Some are also odd, prickly and wry. Darker in their ambiguous meaning and processes they are potent snapshots of a future embedded in the past. They are mischievous. They articulate an inaudible whisper of an unidentifiable time. A proto-photo pictorial pastiche, gently realised, gruffly, beautifully edged.

By the way, did you look inside the clock?

IMAGES:

(Plate 1) The Examination
Tintype (dryplate base formula), Ninth plateTintype (dryplate base formula) (dryplate base formula), antique brass mat & frame, wooden frame

(Plate 2) The Diagnosis
Tintype (dryplate base formula), Quarter plate, antique brass mat, wooden frame

(Plate 3) The Waiting Room
Tintype (dryplate base formula), Sixth plate, antique brass mat & frame

(Plate 4) The Plasticity of Imagination
Tintype (dryplate base formula), Sixth plate, antique brass mat & frame

(Plate 5) The Taming of the Screws
Tintype (dryplate base formula), Sixth plate, antique brass mat & frame

(Plate 6) The Tools of the Trade
Tintype (dryplate base formula), Sixth plate, antique brass mat & frame

(Plate 7) The Familiar
Tintype (dryplate base formula), Sixth plate, antique brass mat & frame, wooden frame

(Plate 8) The Research Projectile
Tintype (dryplate base formula), Half plate, antique brass mat, wooden frame

(Plate 9) The Canned Guru
Tintype (dryplate base formula), Ninth plate, antique brass mat

(Plate 10) The Paw
Tintype (dryplate base formula), Ninth plate, antique brass mat

(Plate 11) The Pause For Thought
Tintype (dryplate base formula), Ninth plate, antique brass mat

(Plate 12) The Arachnism
6 Tintype (dryplate base formula), plates, velvet, frame, dimensions variable, wooden frame

(Plate 13) The Augustinian
Tintype (dryplate base formula), Quarter plate, velvet, wooden frame

(Plate 14) The Spectaculist
Tintype (dryplate base formula), plate, velvet, wooden frame

(Plate 15) The Monarchist
Tintype (dryplate base formula), plate, metal frame

(Plate 16) The Republican
Tintype (dryplate base formula), plate, velvet, wooden frame

(Plate 17) The Apprehension of St Fàradizé
Tintype (dryplate base formula), Ninth plate, velvet, wooden frame

(Plate 18) The Conjecture
Tintype (dryplate base formula), Quarter plate, velvet, wooden frame

(Plate 19) The Apparatus
Tintype (dryplate base formula), Quarter plate, velvet, wooden frame

(Plate 20) The Nun
Tintype (dryplate base formula), Quarter plate, velvet, wooden frame

(Plate 21) The Conclusion
& (Plate 22) The Concluder
3 Tintypes (dryplate base formula), plates, mantle clock
9x11x34cm

All 2009