I followed The Saatchi School – a reality TV programme that followed a group of artists leading to one being chosen to appear in this exhibition and
the tour it is a part of – which begun in St Petersburg. The Winner was Eugenie Scrase
with her piece ‘Trunkated Trunk’. I remember watching the show and, though not a big fan of the Duchamp object-is-art approach, I could appreciate the unique entity of the hevy weight of a log and what appears to be careful balance on a fence. More impressive was the gate holding, virtually, the entire tree before it was trunkated – but alas, it is what it is and, upon viewing it, it truly isn’t as inspiring as I believed it could have been. I think, by seeing the ‘trunk’ in comparison to the range of other artists part of the exhibition showed how, in comparison it was not really that impressive. Make of it what you will.