Reliquaries reflect the idea of the permanent and preserved remains, marrying the idea of the funeral and burial ritual. The heads are swaddled by various darkly tinted materials connected to these rituals.
Wax, mixed media and personal effects
‘Gamut in an Armoire’Heads representative of our emotions hide within this box. The use of silver brings with it the cultural association of preciousness, an implication of treasure. Modern Art Medal with exterior and interior as obverse and reverse. Specifications Cast Silver and Bronze 6.6 x 4.4 x 2.8 cm Limited Edition View at the British Museum ‘The Quiet Room’Installation Derelict Mental Hospital, London. The use of feathers in this work is a metaphor of confinement, a symbol of flight, placed on the floor they become a carpet, once trampled on they become broken and useless. Specifications 1996 mixed media 28x8x8cm ‘Ghost’Installation Derelict Mental Hospital, London. A conceptual work with figurative reference to the anonymous patients that once filled the building. Specifications 1996 Time delay photograph with sculpted arms 28x8x8cm Installation – ‘Medals’The silver shilling was traditionally given to the press-ganged or the eager volunteer as a token. To me it represents the man, the repetitious stamp of the King, and uniformity of the faded male image reflects the passing of the nameless conscripts. Specifications 1998 Cast Silver Brutality Medals 5 x 8cm Kings Shilling 2.5 x […]