Photo Credit: Kate Parsons
In this installation the gallery floor equates with the horizontal, whereas the walls denote the vertical in oppositions of death and life respectively. The red earth not only contrasts exterior with interior, but implies displaced location, having resonances with the Kenyan landscape. The earth is a the same time fertile and yet seen in cavities below ground level linked with burial. While the floor above provides a false sense of stability, exaggerated by the maze-like configuration overall. This feeling of vulnerability and fragility forms a central role in most of my work, reflecting the current world we live in. the objects found in these cavities display oppositions in haptic presence and absence, material permanence and impermanence amongst which ambiguity is an essential ingredient for the viewer to form their own metaphoric associations.
6 tonnes of red earth, terracotta clay, silver bronze