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This is the item I exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in Machynlleth, in Wales, last summer. It was an interesting experience. The theme of the exhibition was the novel by Alan Garner, entitled The Owl Service. Although originally intended as a novel for young people I think that it stands up as a study of the mutual incomprehension of people of different social classes, genders and ethnicities. The story revolves around themes taken from traditional Welsh folklore. At the centre of the story stands the gardener of the large house at which the action takes place, named Huw. He is a kind of detached observer, who understands more than any of the other characters. He sees their follies and their errors, but is unable to alter there course of events. I thought that he was a really interesting figure, and he inspired this image, fortunately accepted for the exhibition.