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Two dogs that meet on a regular basis

October 15, 2015 by · Comments Off 

Two dogs that meet on a regular basis by Paul SpoonerA new edition by Paul Spooner

As well as a useful tool in the teaching of mathematics, this tableau is an example of an environmentally responsible work of art in that some of the materials have been recycled twice.
The oak frame was once a bedside table belonging to a family living in Wallasey. It was then made into the case for an artwork called “Little Reinhold’s Wonderful Sausage Machine”. When that case was abandoned for a more active presentational format (see video), it was sawn apart and the bits used for the present edition of six canine rotisseries. Should a purchaser decide to destroy one or more of these items, we urge them to cut it up into even smaller pieces for the manufacture of say, clothes pegs, with a view to furthering their possible careers as cocktail sticks. The tails of the dogs are made from a boxwood folding rule once belonging to a man born in the Gorbals district of Glasgow in 1894. Only a few inches of this valuable material remain unrecycled. The dogs’ legs were harvested from an oak table top of unknown origin. All the other materials; wood, metal and paint finishes are from off-cuts or stock purchased before the current environmental concerns became urgent.

Dimensions
Height 20cm x Width 20cm x Depth 8cm

Limited Edition of 6

£695.00 (including VAT)

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Two dogs that meet on a regular basis by Paul Spooner Two dogs that meet on a regular basis by Paul Spooner Two dogs that meet on a regular basis by Paul Spooner Two dogs that meet on a regular basis by Paul Spooner


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