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My father had a signature stamp with which he signed his official correspondence. The only things he signed by hand were his football pools and his tax returns. As a child, I was very impressed as I watched him work in his headmaster's study. He was also very keen on the correct name being used for things. So this work was a tribute to my father.
I decided to make a sculpture that was difficult to name in one word -- was it a box, a column, a bench or what? I ordered an 8' x 4' sheet of plywood, had it cut into four equal strips, which were joined along the edges, making it into a three-dimensional object. It was then sprayed white. I also ordered a signature stamp. A day was spending stamping my signature on the object. This I did myself.

About Vaughan Grylls

Born 10th December 1943 in Newark, Nottinghamshire and attended art schools at Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Goldsmiths' and the Slade. He has taught at several art schools in the UK and the US.

From 1996 to 2005 he was Director of the Kent Institute of Art and Design. In 2005 he resigned to concentrate full-time on his own work after joining the Kent and the Surrey Institutes of Art and Design to make the University for the Creative Arts.

″I still use the same approach to my work: I get an idea, think of the title and then make the work. So not much has changed since 1964″

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