by steve messam
created to coincide with the Kirkby Stephen Charter Fair. This hands-on piece revolves around the concepts of sheep and shopping. If sheep did their weekly shop at the Co-Op, what would they buy, and how would commerce develop? Baa Codes invites the viewer to question brand identity and market trends.
With resonance of Andy Warhol's soap boxes and Damien Hirst's pharmacy, it's a classic postmodern fusion of pop art and conceptualism. But it's more than that. It ha s an accessible humour with a much deeper and darker undertone.