Choking hazard

With reference to the product warning symbols displayed on children's toys, Gekko's "Choking Hazard" series comments on pornography; its pervasiveness and the role it plays in modern life.


Stylised images which appear simplistic upon first view, are belied by the deliberate and precise arrangement of the objects which allows the trompe-l'oeil motif to emerge. By presenting the figures in silhouette Gekko effectively shines a spotlight upon, what are essentially, private acts. The yellow background, like light through a window, bringing much needed warmth to an otherwise stark and desolate tableau.