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Event 1 - Lord of the Flies

Stuart Hartley

2021 100 x 100 cm
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Acrylic on Birchwood ply and Beech wood
Acrylic box frame
Signed by the artist
Unique piece

The 'Event' series of works explores the idea of collected moments coming together to form an event. In this instance the artist is playing the moment just before an author writes out the first words of a book, in this case "Lord of the Flies" by W. Golding using the first words ‘The boy with the fair hair lowered himself down…’. The letters from the first 10 words of the book are applied to various balls in the composition making the viewer engage and search in the same way the author had to search the words in the first place.