And we have an answer. With so many terrible mixed media installations out there, it is easy to think that they are always shoddy and a waste of time. But they can be done brilliantly.
In answer to my last post, my friend Mr M simply sent me the pictures above and below. They are the work of Sarah Sze, a New York based artist – and they have blown my mind.
They show that when done right, an installation creates another world from ordinary objects. To me, Sze’s work is like some sort of demented space station. Beautiful, strange, colourful, delicate and full of things that you probably should not touch.