These works are made from a response to a site or a particular landscape. Certain sculptures, such as the ‘Hidden Depths’ sculptures, respond to the regeneration site of Burslem Port Canal in Stoke. The chinaware sourced from factories, which once thrived in the immediate area are submerged in clear resin, much like the narrow boats, which once brought material to supply the pottery industry were deliberately submerged in the waters when a decline in demand descended on the area. ‘Laid to Rest’ made for a site at West Norwood Cemetry, London and ‘Reverie’ made for a former church yard in Lincolnshire explore the close relation between sleep, death, and sculpture. The ‘Hive’ works and Library shelf works at Conway Hall, London explore structures and images of vibrant assemblies, which may relate to the radical social history of the institution and the bee hive culture active on the roof of the building. The landscape works point to the legacy of the textile industrial history in West Yorkshire and how this industry’s architecture shaped the land. The landscape in the domestic space plays with ideas of imaginary journeying and a collision of the interior and exterior within the space of the home, inviting notions of the uncanny and a dreamscape.
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