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 ‘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 ‘Defaced’Installation Derelict Cinema, London Life cast heads suspended from meat hooks, comment on decay and society. Specifications 1996 latex & mixed media 18x15x15cm 1/25variations Hand BowlSilverware ornamental table bowl. Specifications 1997 Cast Silver 12 x 12 x 8cm Birmingham Assay Award