01 Nov Where it all began (well sort of)
|Rachel Whiteread – Herringbone floor 2001|
I had forgotten how much I loved this piece of work by Rachel Whiteread until I saw it again recently. I love it’s simplicity.
In 2001 I went to the Rachel Whiteread exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery. Rachel Whiteread produced this as an edition for the gallery, I loved it so much at the time and eternally regret I didn’t buy one then. It was only a few hundred pounds at the time and now it’s approximately £2000!
Most importantly, it started me on the road to start cutting. In those early days I hadn’t really seen any other paper cutters, but knew I wanted to make something like this.
It’s always funny where inspiration comes from, it never appears when you go looking for it, but pops up when you least expect it.
I would love to hear what art works have inspired you.