We have been fascinated by the architect Joseph Gandy's painting of Bank of England in ruins. It was made prior to the completion of the depicted building and considers what's beyond the realisation of ideas. The crumbling building seems to go back to nature, on its way to being nothing, like before.
The painting, illustrating the un-making of something still being made, also evokes a sense of another kind of achievement; not being there now doesn't mean it never served its purpose. With the Erasing Bricks, we tried to make this slow and grand vanishing act relatable to something ordinary and familiar, like a piece of eraser. It enables us to erase, start over, while erasing its own mass.
Material: Rubber, marble dust, natural pigments