Sean (the painter) just asked me what the point of my dissertation was...
"um... to defend objects... sculptural objects... the arrogance of objects...." uh oh.
So instead, I decided to wind him up and tell him that it was a declaration of the end of painting and a celebration of the objectness of sculpture, then hit him with some lovely 'death of painting' quotes from chapter one.
I realise that my dissertation introduction is pretty lame and needs a lot of thought before committing some vague ideas into words, which might just be what I've been doing. And I realise that Stuart is right, but I knew that anyway.