I wanted to further a piece I had shown as part of a collection of small works, a pocket-sized contraption that consisted of an Altoids tin, some Plasticine and a set of someone else’s keys.
These items formed a portable impressioning device. The tin was modified with a nick in its side to accommodate a keyring then stuffed with modeling clay. The keys were borrowed from an unsuspecting relative.
The keys were related to ideas of possession and opportunity. I had been thinking about openers in Lisbon, making work about objects, situations and encounters that could act as beginnings and those which shut things down.
I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to try casting at Plymouth University, at its core is one material taking on the form of another, or registering its shape in some way.
An impression of sorts I thought.