After yesterdays finds I was inspired to find out a bit more about them. This is an image of the whole marmalade jar. If you are interested more in the history of the pottery company that made it I have attached a link below. http://www.maling-pottery.org.uk/index.html
Now this is not at all remarkable it was common jar and I only have a fragment of the original but it shows that if you really want to find out more about anything you can. You can see further than what is in on the surface.
Intrigued by such a variety of finds I went to the field again and there were even more unusual artefacts. They have no value and if I thought that I was interrupting some sort of important archaeology I would go to the authorities to declare my finds, but it is just a piece of wasteland where people walk their dogs. The field has been cleared recently and nearby they have started building new houses so perhaps this is the fate of this piece of land too.
You might be thinking at this point, what has this go to do with art? Well I have no pre-existing idea of the final outcome of my work, which is how I think it should be, but I do know these fragments of our history and the little clues they give to the reality of our everyday existence is my main focus. If the viewer only sees a small section of the surface what can they know about the whole picture? Getting a bit deep now and I don't want to get too much into any sort of philosophy at the moment.
I found some unusual pieces today and not just china. Here are some pictures to keep you up to date. Let me know what you think.