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Mr. Midas' Contact Lenses serve to illustrate how the story of King Midas and The Golden Touch might play out in modern society. What sort of objects would be affected and rendered useless? The golden contact lenses and silver lens case feature rose and thorn detailing which has been hand cut from a twenty pence piece. The plant symbolizes rose tinted vision as a symptom of excess wealth.
Mr. Midas' Contact Lenses is part of the Fool's Gold series. The Fool's Gold treasures see the transformation of everyday objects under the imagined lens of a 21st century midas touch. The work investigates conventionally 'valuable' materials and their characteristics in order to examine how the functionality and use value of contemporary objects might be comprimised through the dystopian pursuit for 'luxury'. Each item transformed holds particular significance in representing lived socio-economic narrative.