Tree of Knowledge.
Featured in the book Clay (O/Modernt and Cambridge 2018), available from the British Museum to coincide with the exhibition Ashurbanipal, King of the World 2018.
Loftus employs found objects in all the images. Elements of Mesopotamian culture have been transposed into contemporary contexts. Exploiting correspondences in size, ratio and nomenclature between cuneiform tablets and modern communication devices, the starting template for the artworks was based on the ratio of an iPhone.
Engraved Tetra Pak, printing ink.
39.5 x 20cm.