The installation ‘in the house’ is a perspex boathouse sculpture filled with light, in a domestic interior, photographed from outside, viewed through the window. It was created during the COVID-19 ‘lockdown’ period, and formed part of the ‘lockdownandlight’ online exhibition from 29-31 May 2020. The art project ‘Lockdown and Light’ was developed by artists David Campbell Baldry and Jane Watt as part of the on-going biennial series ‘Landscape & Light’. My installation plays on the interchange of outdoor and indoor, public and domestic, protection and imprisonment, as well as darkness and light, translucency and opacity, in all senses.
‘in the house’, domestic interior installation
Perspex sculpture, LED, shelf, window
Two Towers Talk
This installation is part of the ongoing ’Two Towers Talk’ series, emerging from a residency at the South Lookout in Aldeburgh. This body of work treats the ambiguous concept and symbolic significance of the tower: as a menacing site for mass observation and oppression, or as a positively protective place of solitary retreat. These works merge images and representations of the former shipping information lookout tower, with those relating to the watchtower at a former concentration camp in Germany. They are reflections on artistic practice, family history, and inner conflict and reconciliation.
‘Two Towers Talk’, installation
Perspex sculpture, print, light gels, LEDs, plinth
‘Two Towers Talk’, print, 59.5 x 42 cms & ‘Two Towers Talk: light beam’, print, 59.5 x 42 cms
‘Two Towers Talk’, installation, Chelsea College of Arts, 2014
Perspex sculptures, digital video projection, architectural scale model figure
Perspex sculpture with light gels and illumination
Section of an early version of the ‘Two Towers’ sculpture, created as a study for my Aldeburgh Beach Lookout residency