I had the sudden urge to draw really big drawings of picture hooks. On old packing cases. Some might say this is the result of spending too much time in windowless galleries “handling” art. I say you could be very close to the truth. With most of my work, I’m a stickler for cripplingly expensive quality materials (Golden acrylics, Langridge and Michael Harding oils, Belgian linen and so on), so the choice of materials here kicks against all that.
I like picture hooks. Especially after they’ve taken a beating. I reckon they’re due for some monumental recognition for the work they do. Judging from the amount of bending, I think the one in these pictures is not a genuine X Hook, but rather a cheaper knock-off.
21 May 2015 Update: These works are now forming the basis of digital prints. See Diaspora 3 post for an example