750 Mug Shots (A Portrait of a
2006 inkjet print (189cm X 122cm)
edition of 3
This print reproduces seven hundred and fifty digital images of mugs that
were online, on one day, in the endeavour of their owners to sell the mugs
depicted on Ebay.
In many instances I was the first and subsequently the only person to view
the enlarged version of the image online.
It represents not only a social and economic portrait, through the collectible
aspects of a tea drinking nation, but is also a visual statement upon the
subject of appropriation of digital imagery,
this physical reproduction existing beyond the digital originals now extant.
750 Mug Shots (detail)