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This sculpture belongs to a group of works in which the artist employed plastic fruit, such as one might see on a greengrocer's market stall. The grapes and bananas appear to tumble to the ground from an unsupported golden shell which refers to the classical corncupia, or horn of plenty. However, the kitsch, plastic quality of the fruit can be read as an ironic comment on the dreams and illusions from which we construct our lives. The artist has written: 'I am showing you the dream, your dream; the cornucopia, paradise, the true life, the false dream, the fallen tower. Beautiful and glistening like all dreams but remaining a lie, an illusion wrought by artifice'.

August 2004