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.
mixed media & sculpted arms
Hand BowlSilverware ornamental table bowl. Specifications 1997 Cast Silver 12 x 12 x 8cm Birmingham Assay Award ‘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 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 […] ‘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