So there I was, playing with my food at lunch and I appear to have accidentally created the next Turner Prize.
For those who might not know about the Turner Prize:
The Turner Prize is a contemporary art award that was set up in 1984 to celebrate new developments in contemporary art.
The prize is awarded each year to: ‘a British artist under fifty for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the twelve months preceding’.
My piece is entitled Gloucestershire Zeitgeist.
The piece of cheese (Gloucestershire with herbs) is fashioned (by biting into it) into the shape of a saddled horse; it represents nature.
The potato crisp (an original Pringle) represents a sail, capturing the spirit of the age, the zeitgeist. It reminds us of man’s creativity through technology. Not always a good thing.
Together they represent humanity’s mistreatment of nature: like attaching a sail to a horse, which is clearly wrong.
The blue plate represents my desire not to get cheese on the table.