Of Bones
       
     
Of Bones, 160 (w) x 210cms (h), found wood, reclaimed steel, copper wire, handmade khadi paper, wax, glue.jpg
       
     
Of Bones, 160(w)x210cms(h), found wood, reclaimed steel, copper wire, handmade khadi paper, wax, glue.jpg
       
     
Of Bones
       
     
Of Bones

Of Bones (detail)

160cms (w) x 210 cms (h) x 45cms (d)

Found wood, reclaimed steel, copper wire, handmade khadi paper, wax, glue, 2018

Photo by John Taylor

We are all of the earth; the earth is flesh and bone. ‘Of Bones’ demonstrates a relational play of human-made and organic materials. The juxtaposition of fragile, translucent parched ‘bones’ against metal and wood sets up dynamic tensions. Cast branches as limb-like forms are playful abstractions. It references Picasso’s Crucifixion series inspired by Matthias Grunewald. Christ’s tortured hand is interpreted from the cast of a found piece of gnarled wood. The work also references Goya’s ‘Disasters of War’ series and Mark Dion’s trees. Regarding humanity, Christ’s words from the cross: ‘they know not what they do’ resonate.

Of Bones, 160 (w) x 210cms (h), found wood, reclaimed steel, copper wire, handmade khadi paper, wax, glue.jpg
       
     
Of Bones, 160(w)x210cms(h), found wood, reclaimed steel, copper wire, handmade khadi paper, wax, glue.jpg