Repose, 2018




Materials: Glass vanity trays, Soot.

In Repose, a series of glass vanity trays are covered in a thin layer of soot and positioned leaning on a shelf, their undersides face outwards. The act of re-positioning them denys their original function, implying a transitory state further emphasized by the interstitial and temporality of the sooted surface.  Works from the series Repose are a development of my Interstitial Drawings series, in which I use a candle and its residue – soot – as  my tools.

Dreaming of Dead Fish was an exhibition of newly commissioned artworks informed by research at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery where un-accessioned items in the museum collection were exhibitioed alongside works in glass, soot, and slide film, and projection.

Photographs: Simon Liddiard