Photo Credit: Martin Urmson
This one of nine plates from the commissioned piece "Birthwake" for the exhibition " A sense of Occasion". Using distressed muslin an ancient swaddling band or shroud is formed. It has the appearance of a tablecloth. Arranged around the edge are nine place-settings, one for each month of pregnancy. Artifacts and unearthed remnants, laid as place settings. An archaeological excavation - celebration and mourning in a single event. The whole piece is suspended and lite from underneath.
214cm x 214cm
muslin, wax, plaster, pigment, paper, flowers, size