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
‘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 Porcelain HandsFork and knife depicted, client had handles made to make a set of four. Specifications 1997 Porcelain and white glaze 12 x 12 x 8cm Commission Med United ‘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 ‘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