- Nicholas Pope born 1949
- 15 unglazed ceramic forms
- Overall display dimensions variable
- Purchased 2012
Each of the 15 upright simplified totemic forms that make up Liar Liar has been constructed from fired unglazed ceramic. The simple forms of each figure – a bulbous footing and waist, and a hooded head that creates a circle of dark shadow – lends a particular character to each totem. The work’s title is equally suggestive of a schoolyard taunt and a broader concern with questions of belief, especially when raised in relation to artifice or fraud through artistic creativity. The hooded element of each of the forms suggests that something is being hidden away.
Gallery label, September 2016