Why Umbrellas !!
I like them!
They are a novelty
for me having spent the past 15 years living on
a remote very windswept West coast Scottish
What I am
particularly attracted to is how such a useful
functional object can in a moment be blasted,
bent and broken by the wind. Its frame distorted
beyond repair, fabric ripped and changed by the
elements into new forms. This is the essence of
my art, the point at which an object becomes
litter, forgotten and cast aside.
All the umbrellas in
the exhibition are displayed in second - hand
frames. They match the objects themselves which
have been lying in the streets in bushes, under
cars, in bins or skips and have a weathered
streets are full of litter, a sad reflection of
today’s wasteful society and our obsessive