Walker and Walker
Walker and Walker
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FULL STOP, 2019 Sterling silver disc, 9mm diameter

‘Full stop’ is a small 9mm circle of silver embedded in the wall, its reductive form adhering to one of the basic geometrical forms a circle (a dot).It is used for several purposes, the most frequent of which is to mark the end of a declaratory sentence (as opposed to a question or exclamation); this sentence-terminal use is the precise meaning of, full stop.
But it also functions as a pause, an instruction to breathe, (‘Full Stop’) as it also occupies the space between the ending of a sentence and the beginning of another. The work is imbued with it own unique sense of temporality in changing from bright to dark over time as the silver disc is exposed to atmosphere and as a result will tarnish and eventually become black, its most familiar manifestation.

Installation at the Irish Museum of Modern Art