A series of jars with stuff painted on them.

Sometimes the equipment used to collect things is as fascinating as the collections they contain. I have a fetish for glass jars. I made these works in the attempt to ‘trap’ my ideas and obsessions at the time — to give them shape and form. It was useful for observation purposes. I also realised that leaving the lids on too long could make things die a slow death, like the ‘killing jars‘¬†used by naturalists to trap insects.

Shown in Art +/-1000 at Valentine Willie Fine Art, 1 – 10 Dec 2005.