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Eat Your Top Marks

Robert McCormack

Eat Your Top Marks

Robert McCormack

Reference

SAS0097_001

Year

2021

Dimensions (cm)

Height: 200
Length: 135
Depth: 5

Materials

Charcoal drawing on paper wrapped round a stretcher with putty tongues and charcoal paws (x2)

Suitable Locations for the Work

  • Indoors
  • Floor-based
  • Freestanding

Background, history, commissioner of the work

Part of a series of works made for my undergraduate degree show. Due to the pandemic the work was first show at the alt/degree show in the Briggait in 2021. (https://www.thealternativedegreeshowfestival.com/home)

Thematic/contextual information

My Current work thinks through normativity and traditional family values through the figure of the pet. In the past, my work has expanded the borders of the pet subject position to include children finding similarities to the dog such as awards, training, treats and trauma. Rooted in classical disciplines of sculpture, drawing and printmaking my work situates itself in the familiar while reaching towards the bizarre. Drawings generate new sculptural ideas with entropic momentum.

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