Sarah Giles


the space where something was

Plug and wire (after M.W)

Oil on canvas, 71cm wide x 57cm tall.

This picture is of an electrical device plugged in to a wall socket. However, the device itself is not visible as it is off the right side of the picture. The socket is not switched on. The wire from the plug hangs down to the floor, loops left and then runs to the right side of the image.

The wall was once white I think but has discoloured with age. The floor covering is an aged mid brown. The scene is brightly lit from above. The plug casts a shadow on the wall, the wire on the wall and floor where it doesn't touch.

M.W, referred to in the title of the picture is Mike Walker, an artist and friend.

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