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Martin Swan - Angersaurus
Martin Swan
Norwich, UK
www.Angersaurus.com
@Angersaurus on Twitter & Instagram

Assemblage & Conceptual Artist - Master Practitioner of Neuro linguistic Programming - Systems Thinker - INTJ - Husband & Grandfather.

My work primarily explores Incongruity, Contradiction & Cognitive Dissonance, I seek to create feelings of discomfort and confusion in the viewer with the objective of provoking the question: "what is it about aspects of this work that I don't like about myself?
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Parfum de la mort
What does a battlefield smell like?
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Stimulus
In response to the percussive effect of tapping the dolls head, a Piezo transducer generates a small electrical charge which is sufficient to illuminate 2 high intensity Light Emitting Diodes. No batteries required!
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Twee
Contradiction and Incongruity.
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Incentive
Does money mean happiness, fulfilment and contentment - or does it facilitate daily survival?
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Empathy
Without empathy there can be no connection.
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Wish
Be careful what you wish for...
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Refresh
How will future generations refresh our world?
Inspired by Revolution
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Wilful Ignorance
Turning a blind eye (to domestic violence), Pretending not the hear (the cry for help), Telling half truths (to avoid embarrassment) - What have been the consequences of our wilful ignorance?
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Binary Beast
Revelation 13:18 says, “Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is 666.”
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Brick
What sort of future are you building?
Inspired by Cruel World
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Spare Change
Help or hindrance?
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Power
Power through fear and dependency.
Inspired by Revolution
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Gift
Will the tatty gift of the future reflect the prevailing culture?
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Escape
The bullet is used as an irreversible means of escape.
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Handout
What is the hidden purpose of aid?
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Chariot
What does a child imagine when at play?
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Novice
Addiction spans all demographics.
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Cut
Self Harm is an outward manifestation of inner pain.
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Rescuer
Rescuers are often covert Victims. Karpman Drama Triangle.
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Feed Me
Refugees migrate to Europe to escape war & starvation and find a better life, meanwhile the west continues to supply weapons and ammunition to support their chosen sides in the conflicts.
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Beautiful
How much influence does the toy industry and the media have upon cultural stereotyping?
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Bang! Bang!
Young boys like to play 'war' with pretend guns, imagining that they are firing real bullets.
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Prevents Decay
Preserving our way of life...
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Fix
Addiction to media induced emotional quick-fixes.
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Introversion
I can be found in the kitchen at parties...
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Identity crisis
How much influence do toys and the media have upon the mental development of children?
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Hit
Drugs, music industry, media, addiction, blah, blah blah... What rocks your boat?
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Daggers
Body language - you cannot not communicate. One look can tell it all...
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Still Life
From memories to memorials.
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Give an inch...
Old proverb - "Give an inch and they'll take a mile"
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Investiture
Forming the mindset towards war and conflict.
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Toy
Where does the fantasy end and reality begin?
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Shackles
Have we become slaves to our conveniences?
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Tags
Bullets used to symbolise the 'End Tag" HTML code, as used in Web authoring.
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My Little Phoney
Are toys becoming more violent? Are toys a reflection of societal culture? How far will it go?
Inspired by Change
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Fair Warning
Giving a warning does not absolve you from your responsibility to act fairly and proportionaly.
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Meta
Thoughts about thoughts about thoughts... creating an imagined reality.
Inspired by Transition
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Inflation
Whilst prices go up, the value of the currency goes down. I suggest you Google 'The Kings Shilling' for an explanation for the use of this coin as a metaphor. The lavish frame represents the boundaries of capitalism. Life can be cheap... Lest we Forget.
Inspired by Transition
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Turn-On
Check out the responses to images of the latest killing tech on Instagram. Are guns "Sexy", ''Cool" or "Dope"? What feelings do they elicit in you?
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Perfect
Many people in conflict torn countries won't be receiving any opulent gifts.
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Obsolescence
It's not the cash in your pocket but your credit rating that determines your ability to make opulent purchases.
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Popping
I like to use triangulation for defining ideas and theories.
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Hate
Hate is a word oft used by us in frivolous ways, but for others it means discrimination, persecution and extermination.
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9mm Hard-On
Neoclassical sex & violence - What will be 'turning you on' when you next watch the TV?
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Middle Age Memories No.2
Memories are anchored by various stimuli then reawakened when exposed to the same, often prompting a chain reaction of recollections. I will attempt to produce a series of broadly themed collages reflecting my own memories.
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Trajectory
What will be the trajectory of the words you fire? Who will they affect?
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Pressure
External pressures often create internal stress levels which take us close to the point of exploding - pay attention to your family and friends because they may need your help.
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Middle Age Memories No.1
Memories are anchored by various stimuli then reawakened when exposed to the same, often prompting a chain reaction of recollections. I will attempt to produce a series of broadly themed collages reflecting my own memories.
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Seasons Greetings
Society (mirrored by the media) popularises Dictators until reality dawns, the bubble bursts and revolution becomes necessary.
Inspired by Revolution
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Drowing
Our children are drowning in media violence.
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Armour Piercing Thinker
What forbidden thoughts are you harbouring in the ammunition bunker of your mind?
Inspired by Anger
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Indoctrination
This 'toy' represents the introduction to the prevailing culture at an early age. It was made up from bits in my 'leftovers' box on a Sunday morning.
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Refraction
How much are truth and reality refracted by beliefs and values? What happens as a result?
Inspired by Revolution
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Almost Human...
Many people assign Human qualities to their pets and treat them as little Human Beings
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Communique
Present day methods of communication.
Inspired by Current Affairs
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Cultivation
Cultivating the 'right' sort of memories.
Inspired by Sadness
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F1 = -F2
Caught up in Newton's Third Law of Motion.
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Despot
When the fear of the present is greater than the fear of change then the conditions exist for revolution.
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Waiting...
...in anticipation
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Game
A vivid imagination is your own virtual reality.
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Clean-Up
Genocide continues despite the lessons of history.
Inspired by Trophies.
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Pretty
How often do we apply inappropriate descriptions to objects?
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Donation
Salvation or subjugation?
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Hypotenuse
The mechanics of escalation.
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Just Numbers..?
How many people have died in modern conflicts? What have we learnt or what can we learn from these statistics? Each digit represents the life of a real person cut short - can their statistical legacy become part of a future salvation?
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Idolatry
noun: the worship of idols. synonyms: idol worship, idolatrism, fetishism, iconolatry, icon worship; extreme admiration, love, or reverence for something or someone. What are you worshipping today?
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Slaughter
Assemblage reflecting culture of WW2 versus today.
Inspired by Trophies.
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Cock-Up
Sex and Violence - the cultural choice of millions.
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Special Delivery
Exporting violence causes the migration of refugees.
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No Signal
Virtual reality...
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Smile
When you smile at a child is it the same smile you wear when watching the 'baddies' getting killed in the game you're playing?
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Cute
Framing alters perception
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Rejuvenation
Trying to inhale the culture of the new generation
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Donut
Eating donuts is as much a part of our culture as our morbid fascination with Hitler and the war, albeit at opposite ends of the cultural spectrum. We may find ourselves eating donuts whilst watching a film on the TV of the allies winning the war all over again. Bringing both ‘popular’...
Inspired by Signs
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Please give generously
What does your generosity lead to?
Inspired by Trophies.
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Check Out
Conflict, Suffering, Money...
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Take your Shot
The problem is defined by which side you're on.
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Choices
Revolution and Insurgency force stark choices.
Inspired by Flight.
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