In this photograph, Jane Simpson captures a suite of Tupperware containers arranged into a captivating still-life, recalling the elegance of Morandi’s pared-back paintings of domestic objects.
Writing on this connection, Louisa Buck noted, ‘Simpson first came to Morandi’s work through her own collection of vintage Tupperware which resembled “tobacco-coloured skin” and Morandi’s muted palette of yellows, golds and ambers. “Those colours made me think of the colours a painting would turn if it had been in a smoky room for a long time.” Both in the paintings of Morandi and the sculpture of Jane Simpson time is made to stand still. While there is also a keen awareness of its passing. Like Simpson, Morandi was an avid collector and both artists share an ability to manipulate the physical attributes of the items they portray and to give their constructed scenarios of inanimate objects decidedly human qualities.’
A work from this series is held in the permanent collection of Tate, UK.