The Parrot is the Message.

Mixed media, 2011 135x60x35cm approx.

The Parrot is the message is self-explanatory.
It’s also very aware that the life of an artwork, beyond its initial meeting with the viewer, is to have its content expressed, formulated and repeated; its reach then very much dependent on that repetition to third parties like chinese whispers. Repetition is what parrots are very good at, hence the title The parrot is the message.
The multicoloured sock also looks like one.
There are always two socks to a pair, hence version left, and version right.