Decor Aspirational

2007

Mixed media

My interest in this motif was sparked by the chance sighting of three ducks flying by. The event struck me as peculiar, and peculiar in its peculiarity, since a cliché shouldn't have any power to make an impression. It was a strangely uncanny experience, arising from the realisation that I was experiencing an instance of nature made strange by culture in nature; a case of a simulacrum overtaking its original. 

 

It seems that the effect of excessive visibility - the rendering of something as ‘cliché’ through overuse - effectively renders it invisible.