Photo Credit: Sally Kidall
A table and chairs are culturally symbolic for the sharing of meals, a family meeting place, or a place to present, discuss, review ideas and opinions. Phrases such as 'on the table' or 'turn the tables' emphasis the metaphorical use of the word table. Famous table scenes come to mind, like Miss Haversham's decaying wedding feast in Great Expectations, or the Mad Hatters tea party in Alice in Wonderland, King Arthur's table of wisdom The Round Table or Jesus's Last-supper.
This site-specific ephemeral installation is made from four timber chairs and a table thickly coated with river sand. The tablecloth and chair seats were filled with soil & germinating grass seed. The work responded to its surrounding environment during its display and the inconclusive resolution to this piece is key to its concept.
70cm x 120cm x 240cm
timber furniture, hessian, sand, compost, grass seed
Architecture & environment