|Concept: The basis of Grenville
Davey's print suite is Lwo found objects, a glass eye and a glass
bottle stopper. These were photographed from forty different
angles and the resulting images manipulated repeatedly, using
both manual cut-andpaste and computer software, new at the time.
The artist became fully involved in the computer techniques used
to manipulate the images in his print, and the project was made
over the period of a year. Ile regarded the process as a period
of research which related very closely to his sculpture of the
same period. Davey explored the relationship between the two
objects: their formal similarity, their known function and dysfunction,
and his observation that the two objects: their formal similarity,
their known function and dysfunction, and his observation that
the stopper had more light within it than the eye. The objects'
circular forms are reminiscent of Davey's coolly formalistic
sculptures, which frequently use the geometry of the disc and
which on occasion refer to the eye.