Beginning with the equalisation of objects, this piece became a presentation of an expanded form of still life.
Painting all objects in a uniform grey disguises the primary qualities of the objects. We no longer instantly recognise all of them, there is a momentary pause of investigation.
Their form becomes a focus, the shadows more uniform, their decoding more formal.
A plinth, two rocks, a ball of canvas, the lid of a box of paints, an offcut of wood from a stretcher, the centre of a roll of masking tape, a cardboard tube, a small cube, and an apple. All painted grey. The same grey as the floor.
Presented in front of a canvas wall.
Surrounded by a gaudy gold frame.
The frame leans between plinth and wall. The tube rests against the frame. All objects interact with each other, forming a reliant narrative. A reliance that is ongoing.
Both painting and sculpture, and therefore neither.