And let’s get this right
If not, the fingers will point at you.
(First to forth, alphabetically, is that made clear)
(Sounds like the Dramatis Personae from Shakespeare’s, King Lear)
(Do we know people of fame by a single name?
e.g. Bono, Cher, Ringo, Madonna)
(a knight, a Sir, how do you do? It’s an honour)
(three Dicks, a Ray, a Nick
Do names shortened thus, make you sick?)
(come, and see the system’s inherence)
(twenty-eight digitally enhanced personages
To signify the talent that through their bodies rages)
TWENTY EIGHT FINGERS is a collection of casts of the index fingers of creative people including visual artists, musicians, writers, animators, architects and poets; highlighting the diversity of creative thinking and practice. The piece includes the cast index fingers of Alan Bennett, Richard Billingham, Raymond Briggs, Sir Terence Conran, Richard Deacon, Tacita Dean, Ludovico Einaudi, Tracey Emin, Lord Foster, Antony Gormley, Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, Mona Hatoum, Susan Hiller, Anish Kapoor, Richard Long, Hugh Masekela, Roger McGough, Morten Morland, Alice Oswald, Nick Park, Cornelia Parker, Tom Phillips, Mary Quant, Ed Ruscha, Michael Sandle, Edmund de Waal, Vivienne Westwood and Benjamin Zephaniah.