Stone Jar with Bronze Lid (after 1941)
Some of the most meaningful works of art have been occasionally created by the minds of ingenious, albeit anonymous artists or craftsmen. This is surely the case of a jar with a bronze lid, crafted by an anonymous artisan, or perhaps an artist, who was surely a dreamer with a fanciful imagination. Such artisan was inspired to transform a simple brick – salvaged from the wrecks of the House of Commons – into a jar with a bronze lid.
The seal adorning one of the sides of the jar represents Saint George, Patron Saint of England, as a symbol of special protection, hope and ultimate victory over the “big bad dragon”.
This particular jar represents in its simple lines how creativity, originality and ingenuity may create something out of a mere “nothing”.