Marks for mark

Installation of charred oak on the remains of a jetty 

10.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 m

2015

 

This work was the culmination of a series of events and happenings. I met a family who's sons memorial bench was near the studio I was working in over summer. During the course of the residency I got to know them and through their stories and photos , their son Mark too who had died young.

The jetty ruin was his favourite place in the area, as it was mine , and I was even given a text he wrote about it. Using an ancient Japanese technique, locally sourced New forest oak was charred for the shapes that make up the installation.

This charring took part during an informal celebration, with a camp fire dinner, and the whole event documented. This slightly performative element to my work is something I am keen to experiment with and develop, especially the use of food alongside sculptureture

 

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