As an artist, Professor Davey is very interested in industrial processes and the craft of manufacture: the sculpture’s title comes from the printing industry (one of the many possible origins of the expression “Mind your p’s and q’s”) and is made from metal and timber.
Of the sculpture, the artist himself says it “does not move and all the letters are welded. The wooden handle suggests that it relates to the body and may move but it is held fast in an incomprehensible jumble. The spike through the centre is a woodworker’s clamp and it also holds a twisted metal bar which suggests the possibility of movement.”
Come and see the sculpture for yourself and make up your own mind.