Miles McAlinden - Bell, Book and Candle
artwork

Upon Reflection
2003
mirrored glass
55x50cm

Now is here and now
2003
mirrored glass
55x50cm

Inanity
2003
sandblasted mirror
55x50cm

Today
2003
cut mirror foil
40x40cm
While western education, rightly or wrongly, has given priority to the learning and the use of text rather than image, it is interesting to contemplate how different society would be if there had been an equal priority given to text and image.
The myth of the artistís hand and the nature of art took a serious knock when Marcel Duchamp introduced the ready-made.
An artist and a researcher in art are not the same, one is the event and the other comes after the event.
The fleeting shock of like or dislike to the innocent eye is confronted with a verbal terminology that deconstructs and adjudicates the result.
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