Titled MEMORIAL, the sculpture has 25 line items engraved off of a typical shopping list.
MEMORIAL, by British artist David Shrigley (b. 1968, Macclesfield, UK), honors one of the most common of all acts: the writing of a grocery list. By engraving this ephemeral, throwaway list on a solid slab of granite, a material ubiquitous with the language of monuments, the artist humorously subverts both a daily routine and the role of the classic memorial. While Shrigley’s shopping list might appear to posture as a counter monument, through its celebration of a common activity, its anonymity, and absurdity, the sculpture becomes a memorial both to no-one and to everyone—perhaps standing as a simple but poignant ode to humanity.
Catch the sculpture in person until February 12th, 2017.
via Public Art Fund