Collector III was devised as a series of six framed works positioned around a floor piece based on the Ardebil Carpet in the V&A. Examining the currency of domestic interiors behind amateur photographs of readers’ wives and the folly of topiary, they aimed to convey the moment in The Yellow Wallpaper when the main protagonist and writer becomes one with the wallpaper, nature turned graphic. Using designs by William Morris & Co, Iris follows a repeat pattern using copies of the same hardcore magazine, with two layers of artwork separated and sandwiched by glass and additional layers of floral and bird elements on top. The form has been literally and figuratively cut away while allowing the pattern to grow 'naturally’ around it. ...more

Bernard Walsh on Collector III
The Collector III, Iris, 2006. © Tom Gallant.
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