Executive Assistant to the Director
"Salvador Dali would most definitely appreciate this piece by Daniel Clasby. There is something sublimely ridiculous and really sweet about it. It is tiny, just a couple of centimetres tall. Each part is exquisitely crafted and is an amusing little doodad in its own right!. Look at the springs on the cart!
I apologise to the artist if I have missed a serious point or social comment, but hope my honest admiration for his craftsmanship and imagination makes up for it.
This wee creation makes me happy!"
Just Toying with the Idea, 1986
fine silver, sterling silver, ebony, ivory, rosewood.
Collection of The Dowse Art Museum.
Image: Jeff McEwan, Capture Studios