by the skin of our teeth

With his current assemblage the artist has found 270 worker’s saws, both ancient and modern, each with its own impregnated patina of blood, sweat and sawdust, and painstakingly welded them together, rendering their original use inept. This re-appropriation challenges the spectator to re-assess their perceived view of these common hardware tools which now take on aspects of erotic pairing and rough spooning.

“The idea for this new exhibition came to me fully formed in an instant. Assembling 270 old saws and welding them together took a whole lot longer” George Tobias