“Shop Till You Drop”.

by timpughartist

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“Shop Till You Drop “,was created at the former Kangol hat factory in Cleator Moor,Cumbria in January,2014.The installation was created from old unused paper carrier bags hung suspended above a puddle floor and was made in response to television coverage of the January sales in shops.I wanted to make a response to the frenzied spectacle of shoppers rushing to purchase items on sale by highlighting carrier bags hung in a fragile manner above puddles of water,left to collapse and ultimately decompose.I wanted to focus on a particular aspect of shopping ,of people purchasing goods they don’t really need but drawn to the need to acquire to get the shopping ‘buzz’ ,shopaholics need on a regular basis.The watery reflection reflects the ultimate illusion of acquiring goods to deliver a transitory ‘fix’, often masking personnel worries and concerns within peoples’ lives.

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