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I am a Fern, 2019

Mixed Media

18ct gold pin, folded silkscreen print onto Heritage Book White 100gsm

Pin: 3.5 x 0.5 cm. Folded letter: 21.5 x 29 cm

Edition of 26

This work comes with a certificate of authenticity, signed and numbered by the artist.

PRICE: $480
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    About The Work

    This edition has been generously created by Geoffrey Farmer as part of a group of specially commissioned artist’s editions on the occasion of Nottingham Contemporary’s 10-year anniversary.

    I am a Fern comprises of a letter written by the artist and a 18ct gold safety pin. The printed letter is a story, describing a personal and defining memory for Farmer, who at the age of 16 meets a young hitchhiker and his first sexual encounter. For Farmer the safety pin is a talisman which punctuates the narrative, marking moments of awakening in both the artist’s sexual and artistic identity. The folded print is a metaphor which mirrors the story, unfolding ‘like a fern’, when displayed. The safety pin, cast in gold, which Farmer wears as a necklace to this day, is homage both to this personal memory and a cultural mythology of punk and its promise of freedom.

    Courtesy of Nottingham Contemporary

    About Geoffrey Farmer

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