At her latest exhibition in Hong Kong, artist Tracey Emin explains that she has married the “impressive stone” that lives in her garden.
The artist, who has previously produced work demonstrating her healthy relationships, such “Everyone I Have Ever Split With 1963-1995”, a tent with 102 names of people she had slept with sewn on announced she is now married to a rock. Not a metaphorical strong man or woman, a literal rock, made from stone.
In an interview with Post magazine, Emin said: “It’s in my garden, it’s very nice and very impressive and I like it a lot. The other thing about the stone is that it could be quite monstrous and scary, instead I saw it as a protection thing as opposed to a fearful thing. It’s in my garden, it’s very nice and very impressive and I like it a lot… The other thing with the stone is it’s not going anywhere. Even if there’s the biggest tsunami in the whole world, the stone will probably still stay there. Maybe it’s not a person. But maybe it’s an anchor for me, something I can identify with. No matter how mad my life might be or what may happen that stone is stability and comfort.”
There is no report on where the honeymoon will be.