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 Hand BowlSilverware ornamental table bowl. Specifications 1997 Cast Silver 12 x 12 x 8cm Birmingham Assay Award Cutlery (detail)Fork and knife depicted, client had handles made to make a set of four. Specifications Commissioned work Spoon, fork, knife. Cast silver 4 x 1. 8 x 0.4cm ‘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