100 Drawings

100 Drawings

100 Drawings
Chris Kenny (b. 1959)
Britain
2001
Mixed media construction with twigs
Width 85 cm x height 85 cm x depth 8.3 cm
Museum no. E.1091-2002

This work is made entirely by bending and sticking together twigs, which are by their nature linear. The sticks are supported on steel pins so that they 'float' in front of the backboard. That the artist considered each of the images a drawing is made clear by the title. To what extent is a work of art what its creator says it is? Are there any reasons why this work should not be classified as a series of drawing?