Earthquake, Tumbleweeds and Pioneer (2013)
Earthquake (work on wall)
An accidental large scale collage created from the process of making other work: offcuts, leftovers, rejects and stencils at the end of their lives, having been printed, pressed, battered and cut into multiple times.
Tumbleweeds (objects in foreground)
I made these from cutting sheet paper down to size; monoprinted and woven together.
Pioneer (lifesize etching seen in images below)
I drew and cut this figure from steel plates, based on two John Glenns – John Glen, an Irishman who was the first European to settle in Calgary in 1873, and John Glenn, the first US astronaut to orbit Earth, completing three orbits in 1962. Both these men journeyed beyond the world they knew and and lived epic experiences.
Gallery of Earthquake, Tumbleweeds and Pioneer
More from So pass away the old timers, one by one
Hamelin is a rag puppet doll just under a metre in height that I took with me to Canada. She appears in So pass away the old timers, one by one as my alter ego. Multiplied through the process of etching, she exists in more than one dimension of space. She is also dressed as a fool: mischievous, bold, lost, never fitting in to the time she occupies or with the people around her. Everything about her is strange, to them and to herself.