I have submitted the piece as part of the 'A4' exhibition at Leeds College of Art, and the string measures the length of the area of the standard A4 that it fills.
I realise that my exploration of the object has become specifically focused upon my personal experience of it, and the expression of my ideas through the visual language that I am choosing to use is just as personal. By which I mean to say that the invalidity of my research based around 'my' tea cup and object which other people may identify as a cappuccino cup is irrelevant and misunderstood. The misunderstanding is as a result of my expression of the meaning of 'my' tea cup and not of the tea cup as an object in general. When I was questioned about weather or not I knew that my cup was actually a cappuccino cup during a group tutorial, I realised that the standardised understanding of things runs deeper than I had originally expected. The receipt of any works that I create using 'my' tea cup, will be pre-criticized by the power of inbuilt understandings that do not wish to be questioned. If I pour tea into an empty fish bowl and drink from it...it is a tea cup. Standardised definitions that we are taught do not always correlate with the reality of functionality and the relationship an individual has with an object, and nor should they.