Ben Skinner | Surprise Surprise
Language and meaning is just as important to the work, however, with witty and often ironic statements pointing to the ambiguity of words to communicate ideas across varying contexts and situations. Same Same (2014) is a ongoing series of brick sets made by pouring plaster loosely mixed with pigment into moulds with recessed lettering. The swirled, mixed pastel sculptures are presented in pairs with common double-word phrases such as BYE BYE, KNOCK KNOCK and THERE THERE. Stacking the bricks on top of one another creates a playful echo between the words that elicits new meaning from the simple combinations.
Each brick measures 7" x 2 " x 2" ed.10