God's Bog

Finn-Kelcey, Rose
Rose Finn-Kelcey first came to prominence in the early 1970s. Her artistic practice was characterised by unpredictability, with each work changing dramatically from one to the next. Finn-Kelcey often engaged with themes of religion and spirituality, though this remained playful, seeing her produce objects that often appear cartoon-like. God’s Bog is a toilet cast in Jesmonite. Perhaps intended to resemble excrement, it curls delicately like a seashell. With it’s high-shine exterior the work appears quite regal – a distinguished relic. Displayed with the seat open invitingly, it prompts the question: ‘Can waste be recycled to infinity?’
  • Artwork Details: 45.7 x 43.2 x 40.6cm
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  • Material description: Jesmonite, polypropylene, paint
  • Credit line: Rose Finn-Kelcey, God’s Bog, 2001. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © Estate of Rose Finn-Kelcey
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  • Accession number: ACC44/2018



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