Library Of Truth And Fiction
2008 - 2010
The work consists of 16 acrylic paintings and 16 found objects or books. The paintings are facsimiles of a range of small instructional books, arranged with their corresponding pair on five narrow shelves. The title of the work confuses the different meanings between a painting and a book. A painted copy of a book is not a book so therefore it must be a lie to pretend its a book. However, some of the books are of marginal instructional worth and a therefore not completely true either. Also, as the paintings are close enough copies of their books, a nice little perceptual feedback loop is set of as the viewer is drawn into checking to see which of the pairs of works are the book and which is the painting.