Self Taught

Self Taught


When David Blamey made an installation which comprised of a large vitrine displaying a collection of used rubber bands, he received a letter from an irate visitor complaining that his work was unstimulating and less worth looking at than a forest. This book, that was published to coincide with another exhibition of the same material, tries to address the subjective nature of the evaluation of art. By jamming images of a forest, a tropical fish, a sunset, etc. up against his own images of rubber bands, Blamey invites us to explore our own prejudices about the ambiguous hierarchical systems of value that are inherent in our society.

David Blamey

235 x 172 x 6mm
48 pages

ISBN 0 949 00414 6