The First, 2002
Art Gene Gallery
'The First' exhibition at the Art Gene Gallery in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. Working in collaboration with artist Stuart Bastik we created the first exhibition at the newly refurbished Art Gene gallery. The first installation had massive wall paintings of real babies born on a particular day, (merely a few hours old) in Furness General Hospita. Also a series of light boxes with ink jet printed decals of knitted teddies and half eaten cafeteria food. The text on one wall said 'Here Forever/Everywhere Forever' The text on the light boxes referred to the artist's brain and its gift. The work explores the innate need for immortality through the creation of life or the creation of art. It was partly funded by Furness Enterprise, and Furness Building Society.