Sackcloth

Works constructed from worn and torn sacking to suggest both poverty and a timeless, rather than contemporary, appearance.

Detail from Installation at Babylon Gallery, Ely, 2005

Handicap, 2005, sacking, thread, string, wood & metal objects, 230×120 cms.
A wanderer uses his or her hand to communicate with others. Hands constructed this ancient-looking piece and the hand-made artefacts used hang from it.

Seeker, 2005, sacking, wood, thread & string, 230X280 cms.
The sewn phrases record basic physical actions of someone who could be a prehistoric nomadic hunter, a present day asylum-seeker or a homeless person roaming the city. The attached objects may form a ‘survival kit ‘ for the wanderer.

 

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