Art Description: This subject literally leapt out at me one day in the city when I walked past a very old ornate watch shop. As with most of my inspiration, I allow it to formulate naturally through my subconscious curiosity and let it dictate to me where we will go. In the city at the time I felt claustrophobic and swamped by the grandeur of wealth, commercialism and subtle manipulation. These were the dominant forces in my mind at the time, which led to this humorous play on words. The smiling clock face.. entitled "Ten to Two" a way of being able to write the wording "Please buy me" in the grinning mouth without meaning it. The work 'revolves' around subliminal, socio-political media manipulation of the market economy. It represents the conflicts arising from the hidden agendas disguised within the evolution of political change. This is represented by the clock through the imagery of time. The concept is to motivate progressive thought from observations drawn though, understanding the shifting paradigms during emerging changes in philosophy from classical liberalism to the social market economy and economic beliefs. The subtitle could also be. ' The priority of the price mechanism' in the mind of the classic liberal". The grinning mouth showing you time but secretly asking you to part with your money.
Medium Used: Mixed Media. Collage. Obje d'art. Plaster. Ink. Oil. Calligraphy. Metal. Gold guild frame.