Tom Phillips - A Humument (1966-73)
“In 1966 Phillips set himself a task: to find a second-hand book for threepence and alter every page by painting, collage and cut-up techniques to create an entirely new version. He found his threepenny novel in a junkshop on Peckham Rye, South London. This was an 1892 Victorian obscurity titled A Human Document by W.H Mallock and he titled his altered book A Humument.
The first version of all 367 treated pages was published in 1973 since when there have been four revised editions. A Humument is now one of the best known and loved of all 20th Century artist’s books and is regarded as a seminal classic of postmodern art.”
It seems that as a student, though fairly independent for my age, I receive a more than fair amount of financial support from both of my parents. This is not something that I am particularly proud of, perhaps even ashamed of to a degree, but through this piece I wanted to call to attention the fact that the financial pillow my parents have provided me does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. I am working as diligently as possible in order to wean myself off of my parents aid. This piece is a physical representation of this concept and what it implies for myself.
Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please? Thank you so much, 2013
Artist’s Arm Cast in Bronze Seven Times
This piece took a LOT of time and effort to complete. Many all nighters spent in the foundry to make it happen, but I am really satisfied with how it turned out. :)
Bronze Beetle Baby, 2013
Lil bronze beetle turned out to be quite the handsome fellow, huh?
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Breast milk is essential for the proper development and growth of any infant mammal. Humans can be, at times, very peculiar about the act of breast feeding, with some mothers opting to nurture their newborns with formula instead, others finding it vulgar to do so in public, and some continuing breast feeding well into the childhood of their offspring. This fountain is equipped with a strong pump, plastic tubing, and large basin filled with milk. Milk comes up through the plastic tubing, squirts from the nipples of each breast, then falls into the basin to be recirculated continuously. The pumps’ blatantness refers to a woman’s shamelessness in feeding her baby in public. The tubing and tub refer to the artificial, yet still functional and adequate purpose of baby formula. I do wish for this piece to maintain is multidimensionality of concept and openly allow viewers to make connections between the work and any ideas they feel it may refer to or remind them of. My main goal here is to create a conversation and a spectacle.
Breast Fountain, 2013
Ceramic, plastic tubing, milk
Posted up some new work from this semester, feel free to take a look :)
Me and this dog straight up bonded, man. When I eventually get a dog of my own it’ll be a sweet pit like this one.