Paul Conneally 2012
Appropriated Oasis Wet Foam and Pearl Headed Pins
Train 595 is in from the Memory Foam series and was recovered by Paul Conneally and Maurice Maguire from a rubbish skip in a church graveyard.
Train 595 – some have already railed against the use of this train in presenting it as a new work of art or in fact presenting it at all. Conneally has been called “ghoulish” and others have opined that it’s disrespectful.
Conneally says: “Its neither – it’s oasis wet foam and pearl headed pins from a rubbish skip”
A nother worries: “What if the family of the dead person it was originally made for see it? Won’t they be upset?”
The truth is these trains are, according to florists, a standard pattern, a popular shape to temporarily memorialise children and men that love trains.
Conneally says:“It’s not important which church yard it came from – it’s the one in your head right now.”