Friday Fictioneers – Shelves
And here are my words, all one hundred of ‘em.
Pedro Garcia slammed his paintbrush onto his workbench, sighed loudly, counted to three.
‘Daddy can’t help you put your toys away,’ he said calmly, ‘Daddy’s working.’
‘But they don’t all fit in the box.’
‘Then put some… I don’t know… on the shelf.’
‘Can you help me?’
‘No, I’m busy. If you do it then… you can choose our dinner tonight. Okay?’
‘Why shelves? Why toys? Why the juxtaposition of religious iconography? Tonight on Art History, we examine “Shelves”. It marks Garcia’s transition from oil to installation, and sixty years after his death it remains his most enigmatic work.’