Natalie Cassidy's Then & Now Workout

Natalie Cassidy's Then & Now Workout

Glazed ceramic fitness DVD, 2023

A few months ago national treasure Natalie Cassidy messaged me to suggest that she might make a good muse for one of my paintings. Something about the message didn’t sit right. A painting is brittle and would only last a few hundred years - it could discolour or fade from light exposure, or even rip, tear or burn. No, a painting simply would not do.

Ceramics survive basically everything; in thousands of years, after we are long gone, future civilizations will dig up what we make today and it will be just as it is now, more or less. So I have made a fitting art piece - a ceramic replica of the 2007 fitness DVD ‘Natalie Cassidy’s Then & Now Workout’ - an important and essential artefact, a relic to survive the ages and be cherished by humans for millennia to come.

I showed it to Natalie and she said, ‘it’s the best thing ever. Wow.’

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