1000th. With her garland of 999 soap fingers, Parrott draws on the Buddhist story of Angulimala's struggle to collect 1000 fingers. Despite extreme sacrifices and endless efforts, Angulimala was unable to complete his training as the fingers continued to rot.
Flora Parrott’s ‘1000th’ explores the futility inherent in those daily tasks and continual labours which remain perpetually unfinished.
With her garland of 999 soap fingers, Parrott draws on the Buddhist story of Angulimala’s struggle to collect 1000 fingers. Despite extreme sacrifices and endless efforts, Angulimala was unable to complete his training as the fingers continued to rot.
Parrott presents the viewer with an unnerving sense of frustration when faced with 1000th’s deliberate and provocative resistance of resolution. Through metaphor the work makes our contemporary condition and the dissatisfactions of modern working-life grotesquely tangible.
Flora Parrott is an MA graduate at Royal College of Art and is represented by Tintype Gallery, London
"I struggle to combine the properties of a particular experience, the shape and consistency of an object or the pace at which is moves. I become confused and find it hard to define whether I am identifying with smell, taste, touch, sight or hearing. This confusion is both compelling and frustrating.
The work is drawn from a compulsion to explain a state of ‘being’, a state that is always evolving and changing. It is 3 dimensional collage in which instinctively chosen images and objects are arranged in a way that articulates a physical experience. All the work is made and displayed in an effort to understand and dissect these experiences; to clarify, examine and ‘pin down’ sensations that otherwise seem chaotic and incomprehensible."
‘Patio Projects' is WW Gallery's rolling public art programme on view 24/7.
WW recently held an open call inviting proposals for a series of provisional, site-specific, outdoor installations in the 6 square metre street-facing patio space at WW, 30 Queensdown Road. Selected artists are awarded a £100 bursary to assist them in the challenge of realising a public art work on public view 24/7 for 28 days. Three artists were initally commissioned to kick off Patio Projects and WW subsequently selected a further 11 artists from the open submission, completing the programme up to January 2013. Public response to the first few Patio Projects has been overwhelmingly positive and the works have engaged new art audiences, including local residents and children.
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