Quite a while ago now I mentioned acquiring some taxidermy pins for use in framing my work (See Nov 11 Taxonomy and Taxidermy). That seems too long ago but the idea has remained. Yesterday I finally managed to realise my ideas.
The idea has always been that 2.1 Janus and the rest of this series are likened to fragile insects that have been caught and captured. The open frame and delicate pins used simply add to the idea of that fragile and vulnerable state. Floating in the frame and secured by only the most slender of pins, I have created the illusion of momentary capture.
I’m staring now at Janus half expecting it to attempt to wriggle free and escape.