Tim Head

Erasers II: On the Rocks

1987

Artist
Tim Head born 1946
Medium
Photograph, colour, on paper
Dimensions
Image: 1210 x 2180 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1988
Reference
P77262

Not on display

Display caption

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.

Gallery label, September 2004

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