Rich Tea Biscuit

Bitten and signed rich tea biscuit

65 x 65 x 5 mm


Having previously made work with tea stains on watercolour paper, Turk produced a limited edition run of signed Rich Tea biscuits for the 2006 Art Car Boot Fair, the original biscuit having been both signed and bitten by the artist. He views tea (and biscuits) as essential to the clichéd cultural history of Britain as a tea-drinking nation, as much a part of the landscape as Constable, Henry Moore and William Morris a kind of ‘Rusk’inian romanticism. Importantly, the biscuits have a bite out of them. “The bite disrupted the circularity of the biscuit, it was almost like the loss of innocence, the bite of the Apple”