Tim HeadErasers II: On the Rocks 1987

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Artist
Tim Head (born 1946)
Title
Erasers II: On the Rocks
Date 1987
MediumPhotograph, colour, on paper
Dimensionsimage: 1210 x 2180 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1988
Reference
P77262
Not on display

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Genetic modification, toxic waste and other controversial issues facing modern society are explored in a series of works by Tim Head. This photograph features a seductive, yet contaminated landscape, filled with small rubber erasers moulded in the shape of human skulls, surrounded by toy aeroplanes. Whilst the objects in themselves are playful, the image raises more serious questions about the consequences of our fast-paced lifestyle and the polluted burden placed upon the environment.

September 2004

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