PARDON STATUES - ENTANGLED ANGELS
ARTOTEK, REYKJAVIK CITY LIBRARY
2009, Reykjavik, Iceland
As a boy. Guðjón Ketilsson accidentally broke a figurine in his home. To smooth things over Ketilsson tried to glue the pieces together and conceal his “crime”, but the outcome was a clumsy piece that loudly and clearly told what had happened. Ketilsson’s mother nonetheless kept, and displayed, the figurine. This memory forms the basis of Pardon Statues and Entangled Angels.
Ketilsson breaks porcelain statues that he has found, selects fragments, and glues them together in garbled form to make a new statue. The series of pencil drawings, Entangled Angels is a composite of many figurines, so that the angles´body parts lose all anatomical context and become a jumbled whole.