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
Installation ‘Reliquary’The reliquary lost in time. Specifications 1998 Cast silver Head 2 x 1.5 x 1.5cm Handmade box with velvet lining 5 x 3.5 x 3.5 Limited Edition ‘Sanctuary’Installation Derelict Mental Hospital, London. Exploring the notion of asylum as a sanctuary, drawing parallels between a sinister religious and psychiatric tradition. The colour is symbolic of many things including religion, water, God, heaven and tranquillisation. Fire represents life force and it’s destructive powers. Specifications 1996 mixed media & sculpted arms 28x8x8cm Hand BowlSilverware ornamental table bowl. Specifications 1997 Cast Silver 12 x 12 x 8cm Birmingham Assay Award ‘Sanctuary’Installation Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London. Reflecting on moments of war, an installation with sculpted arms, candles signifying the human spirit, the flame represents life force and it’s destructive powers. Crumpled up messages from the survivors and witnesses of moments of war dating from several years a go until the present day, lay scattered on […]