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Jan Fabre's 'The Man Writing On Water' Features Shiny Tubs

By: Jordy Eleni - Published: Nov 29, 2012 • References: janfabre.be and mymodernmet
Jan Fabre's 'The Man Writing On Water' features a collection of seven bronze bathtubs. In one of the shiny structures sits a gold-hued statue of a man who peers into the faux vat of water with a disdainful gaze.

The Man Writing On Water is a part of the Belgium-based artist's 'Anthropology of a Planet' exhibit. The display is focused on the interrelated subjects of religion, human nature, birth and death, intermingling with what are arguably cyclical motifs.

Fabre's work makes the set appear fluid in spite of the rock hard materials. The man appears to dip his finger into the shiny liquid, creating a series of rivets that die out gradually within the basin.