"'Klaatu' is one that I'd had in my personal collection for a couple of years. Lockdown meant I began working from home and I spent a lot of time re-assessing the works I had around me. The inspiration behind 'Klaatu' was the film 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' (1951). 'Klaatu' is the name of the alien who visits Earth to warn of the dangers of increasing unreasoning suspicions and attitudes. In my analogous piece the visitor stands central in the picture surveying the images around him. The more I spent looking at the artwork I realised it would benefit from a device that would encourage the viewer to take a closer look. As with much of my work I feel there is a lot of visual information and aesthetic that is missed in cursory viewing. I hit upon the idea of mimicking a microscope - the circles across the piece urge the viewer to get closer and examine the artwork thoroughly." - Simon Kirk
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