'Lanyon makes references in
such works as 'Mickey Mount' and 'Siren',
to contemporary local concerns of coastal industry, commercialism and
the impact of tourism. With
its roots in Synthetic Cubism, the impact of these collage elements
is not merely aesthetic.
Michael's ('Mickey') Mount, the sacred Cornish landmark, is made up
of small toys and trinkets and is menacingly founded on a pair of grenades.
the inclusion of kitsch lettering reminiscent of tourist advertising,
the image stands as an attack on the commercialisation, commodification
and bastardisation of sacred sites. We await the imminent explosion
of the grenades to shatter the gaudy and irreverent veneer.'
Ed Krcma : Penwith Magazine 11/07/2001
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