Ruby red neon, perspex backing plate, transformer
22.5 x 50 x 6 cm
Edition of 5 + 2 APs
"There is a sinister, even deliberately creepy aspect as well as a happy side to the work of Tim and Sue.
A dagger stuck through the heart, as found in an early work like Toxic Schizophrenia, 1997 – it’s Piccadilly Circus-like lights flashing on and off full-tilt, a depiction of the classic Christian emblem, the bleeding heart – also indicates the levels of ambiguity and human feelings that permeate their work. The concept of the emblem is central to art: An emblem that can represent faith and fidelity, love as well as hate, fear as well as resolution, understanding and ignorance, sophistication and vulgarity, waste and value, friendship and alienation, male and female, negative and positive.
In other words, an endless string of opposites that can tear the world apart and hold it together, either from the perspective of society in general or of two individuals who are joined as one. We can come to understand all this and more through the work of Noble and Webster, Tim and Sue."
Extract From The Magic Arts of Noble & Webster - Tim and Sue,
By Norman Rosenthal
Wasted Youth 2006