HEARTS AND MINDS by RICHARD BUTCHINS
Updated: Sep 22, 2021
71.1cm x 61cm
Printed photo, archival quality, glicee print
Frame: wood from 1920
Museum quality anti reflective glass.
£2,000 + VAT
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Lamb’s brains, hearts, clockwork machines, opium poppies, and thistles. This is about late Victorian early Edwardian times. Their obsession with science and their savage sense of entitlement ultimately led to eugenics which didn’t go so well for us disabled folk. But they also came up with some remarkable things like public sanitation, railways, antiseptic, X-rays and the Oxford English Dictionary, so this is both a condemnation of, and tribute to that ethos. I noticed the as the brains thaw out they kind of melt over the clocks, all a bit Salvador Dali…
ABOUT RICHARD BUTCHINS
Richard has worked as a multi-disciplinary artist since 2014 and lives by the sea in Hastings, UK. He is also an established filmmaker, journalist, novelist and photographer. Richard is an award winning artist with both his art and film making projects. His work has focused on those pushed to the margins of society, the fallen and broken on the way.
A self-taught artist in all respects he uses moving image and photography. Partially paralysed since childhood, Richard creates work exploring “ableist privilege” and otherness.
Richard is currently reinventing vanitas with photography using flowers, objects and superb lighting. He also continues to work on his film making, including documentaries about art and disability for major broadcasters in the UK.
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