My commission for Derby County Council/Arts Derbyshire and Social Prescribing Link Workers got under way yesterday. Packs containing postcards, plastercine, a white hanky with ironed on badge, sweets, a still-life image, were posted last week for use during our zoom session. Over the 2 hours we shared stories, considered the pack and displayed our work on the unfolded white hankies.
After the session I had 2 realisations. One that this approach born out of lockdown is now a great method showing how quick we acclimatise and adapt. Secondly how the items I sent in the post, that were meant to stand in for real objects are of course objects – in other words they became readymades rather than representations and this seems interesting and significant