Stephen Spicer

the True meaning of Christmas

Stephen Spicer The true meaning of Christmas, 2020 60 x 40cm, Pencil and ink on paper, Artist collection, Bath.


Function: this is a coin operated machine. The machine invites you to insert a coin of any value. After insertion, it values your payment. If this small, Santa will call you a miser, or say “Bah Humbug”. Give a reasonable sum, and Santa will open his suit and show a myriad of consumer goods for your delight. If your donation is generous, Santa will glow and advise you in addition that you are supporting a Christmas charity.


Prospect of Build: 4/10 Since this is an item linked to Christmas (when it was drawn) it’s life may be limited without some kind of sponsorship.

© 2020 Stephen Spicer

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