An art concept store

Dundee, United Kingdom On Etsy since 2019


An art concept store

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Imagine your run-of-the-mill washing up liquid bottle. Now imagine that same object but made from white porcelain and painted with blue flowers, like a Delft blue vase. A Dutch ceramic artist made just such an object. When I saw it, I was riveted. Though I didn't come across the bottle in an exhibition. I picked up a postcard, with an image of said bottle flanked by a regular washing up brush and sponge. I won't reveal how long ago this was, but let's just say that the back of the card doesn't have a web address (or let alone an Instagram handle). This little paper object accompanied me through the years wedged in a notebook.

A postcard is a type of ephemera, they carry our messages, brighten up a fridge or moonlight as a book mark. Every so often the owner comes across it, and is reminded of the (thoughtfulness of the) sender or the place they bought said card.

This is why I love ephemera, their simplicity, tangibility. Postcards (but also note cards, posters, zines and the like) are relatively inexpensive. They can travel great distances. And they have a surprisingly long lifespan. Making ephemera forms an important part of my artistic practice and now some of these artworks are available for purchase in this shop.

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