Important Cultural Asset I & II is a continuation of Jesse Wine's 'hanging series'. As an artists who works predominantly in clay, the glazes applied to these two works are typical of Wine's aesthetic. Jesse often applies multiple layers of glaze in order to proffer a wide-range of colours and varying degrees of surface reflexivity. Echoing the tradition of ceramics, which inevitably incorporates the role of chance in its practice due to the authority and unpredictability of the kiln, Wine invites approaches and results that are not predetermined. Wine's work is situated between abstraction and figuration, representing prosaic objects such as plates, shoes, bottles of wine or plates of food that range from objects that are undeniably identifiable to totally abstracted forms. The hanging ceramic works Important Cultural Asset I and II loosely resemble facial profiles but could equally suggest abstract lumpy rock forms. By hanging these works Jesse creates a theatricality of display imbuing the objects with a sense of human interaction purporting them as puppets floating in space. We are asked to question our own sense of theatre in the everyday and how we ‘play out’ our own lives in the world with humor and absurdity.