Inkwell
Ivan Dougherty Gallery, 1993.

A large cylinder of wet, compacted clay (about the size of an oil drum) harbouring a small pool of ink in its top surface. Essential for the work's conceptual and physical coherence was the necessity for it to be kept entirely wet for the 3-week duration of the exhibition. Made specifically for its location, Inkwell made reference to the former identity of the building as an early 20th century, public junior school.
martin sims inkwell