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For Agar, the unexpected juxtaposition of found objects was ‘a form of inspired correction, a displacement of the banal by the fertile intervention of chance or coincidence’. In Marine Object she brings together part of a Greek amphora that she retrieved from a fisherman’s net in the south of France with crustaceans and flotsam gathered on a beach two years earlier, and a ram’s horn from Cumbria. Agar described the making of Marine Object as ‘short work... though it took me and the amphora a long time to attempt such a conjunction!’

January 2016