Cut book (Balzac’s La Recherche de L’Absolu)
Installed for Steep Street Coffee House in Folkestone; Romantic old sheet music, atlases, math/science texts and other random pages from story books and old encyclopedias
Dodecahedron Dreaming (maquette)
Paper, card, glue, found figure, light
Text taken from 6 books; The Travels of Marco Polo, Don Quixote, Tales from the Arabian Nights, The Lost World, The Iliad, Around the World in 80 Days. A tiny architectural model of a woman looks up towards this paper sphere which in turn throws its own larger, intricately complex, shadow onto the gallery wall. Part of a series of text based spheres; the work is a playful exploration of imagination, vicarious travel, making connections, making one’s own sense of the world.
Cylinders - Photocopied text - Dimensions variable - 2007
The text is enlarged, extracted from Foucault’s ‘The Archaeology of Knowledge’. Randomly arranged giant cylinders of text question the traditions of order, sense, linear knowledge, memory, information storage and retrieval.
Einstein’s Window - Extracts cut from Mozart, Bach and Martinu violin scores, 1940’s maps of Europe, Einstein’s writings, found sash windows, acid-free glue. - 35 x 68” - 2009
Inspired by a found drawing of nuclear space, and a programme on Radio 4 about the connection between music and mathematics/logic; also by the fact that the resolution of complex ideas often comes when daydreaming or relaxing.
Alice's Word Worlds
Alice's Word Worlds - Paper from ‘Alice in Wonderland’, thread, wooden sticks, gas lamp - 5x5ft (variable) - 2005
An installation in a derelict house in Nunhead for Camberwell Arts Week, the gentle hissing of a gas lamp created a subtle movement of the text worlds and threw soft shadows onto the walls of the old house. The work referenced the potential of imagination, childhood, and the past.
How long is a ball of String?
How long is a ball of String? - School text books, glue - 80x80cm - 2007
Around My World