Photo Credit: Emily Speed
Made for the Liverpool Art Prize exhibition, this installation was inspired by Kafka's short story, 'The Burrow'. It explores the difficulty that arises when guarding something; by watching it you can't be inside it at the same time. A cast hand clenched in a fist represents that desire to hold onto something. The drawing is of Hashima in Japan, an island that was built on so heavily it became self-destructive and started to collapse in on itself. The title refers to the looming structure looking over the smaller pieces as well as the carved, angular rocks or clods of earth on the floor.
wood, plaster, graphite powder, pencil on paper and soapstone