It is a boldly colourful series of still life with a touch of nonsense, making puns to transform popular phrases and playing with their literary and idiomatic meanings. Homemade or pound-shop-found props, of the cuff styling as well a use of compact camera, reflect casual atmosphere of playground, its carless amusement and make believe solutions. Photographs are accompanied by explanatory titles and can provide a pleasant pastime to regular users of the Health Centre.
Idiomatic expressions, even having known origins and sensible justifications, evoke a sense of wonder and amusement. ‘That fakes the biscuit’ is a result of a joyful word play, transforming a selection of English idioms. “The impossibility to supress the idiom’s literal meaning is revealed by a great number of psycholinguistic studies” (Andreas Langlotz, Idiomatic Creativity, p.20), where asked about images suggested by idioms, people mostly recall their literary meaning.
The modification consists mostly of puns, making it possible for the base form of an idiom to be still easily recognised. This way the idiomatic meaning and a novel literary one creates ambiguity. A viewer switches from one meaning to another, experiencing a variant as puzzling but funny.
Humour often comes from incongruity and here making the puns or randomly replacing words is compelling precisely because of the fixed nature of the idioms.