Another countryscreen-printed cotton 500x100cm
This title is an adaptation of a quote from L. P. Hartley, who famously opened his 1953 book The Go-Between with “The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there”. In this work I am referencing my own personal past as a child.
Oranges and lemonssilk-screened fabric, metal, plastic, motor 100x100cm and original recording of the English song “Oranges and Lemons”
‘Oranges and Lemons’ is a traditional English nursery rhyme and singing game which refers to the bells of several churches, all within or close to the City of London. Here the disc bearing images of this old-time birthday game rotates, while the song is heard.
Childhood revisitedmixed media 100x35x15cm
This is based on clothes and shoes I wore as a child, here recreated in impossible, dream-like materials.
Childhood rememberedmixed media 100x56x15cm
Another in my series of clothes in unusual, unwearable, dream-like materials based on those I wore as a child.
Childhood imaginedfoam, latex, sweets, rubber, plastic 98x75x15cm
A work made out of non-wearable materials, based on clothes in photographs of myself as a child.
Washing up text
The text here was taken from an old school book, explaining, in great detail, how to wash up!
Monsterwool and felt on canvas 195x84cm
Janus figuremixed media 29x54x38cm
Housewives and heroinesstiffened lace 80x100x10cm
Made from lace of three different colors, I have fashioned the delicate fabric
White designates purity, weddings, shrouds; Red is associated with sex, danger, blood; and Black can signify maturity, religious extremism or death. I like the idea that the Heroine and the Housewife are one and the same person.