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 ‘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 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 […] ‘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 […]