Mass Mind exemplifies Rothschild's concern with belief systems and the objects in which we invest our beliefs. Formidably large with highly polished reflecting surfaces, the sculpture suggests both a totem and a fetish; it is a deliriously blank receptacle for spiritual investment.
The artist draws parallels between such objects and the process of artistic creation: "I like that objects and images associated with belief don't have any other function except to furnish that belief, that they are anachronistic in a secular society where most things have a defined function or end use. Making work is like trying to sow the gap in contemporary culture, where everything is available and catered for. It's like trying to supply something that doesn't fulfil a specific need, but leads to something undefined."
© 2006 Eva Rothschild