Saturday, October 4, 2014

Elephant

Elephant by Bill Woodrow, Tate Britain, Millbank, London
“Elephant” by Bill Woodrow, 1984
Tate Britain, Millbank
City of Westminster
London, September 2014

“The head, mounted colonial fashion on the wall, was constructed around an ironing board because of its triangular shape and strong frame. I used the ear shape of some old wall maps of Africa and South America... The fact that they are third world continents soon became the point of the work. I thought of jungles, deserts, shanty towns, natural forces, technology, tribes, revolutions. This finally produced an elephant lifting an automatic weapon from a water hole, with the car doors I had found at a breaker's yard forming its banks.”
(Elephant 1984, Tate Britain)

1 comment:

Dina said...

Wonderful combination of materials. The gun gives us a shock.