Friday, February 20, 2009

experimenting with materials .......
chicken bones, soil, dried blood and gold leaf

sheep skull,dried blood, gold&silver leaf

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

decomposition and beauty

Beauty in unexpected places.

At the moment in my studio I am trying to turn base metal into gold ....... well that's what it feels like.

I am attempting to transform the undeniable reality of decomposition into a more beautiful created reality.

As part of my M.A Research I am keen to canvas as many views as possible concerning what happens after death.

The following questions are for guidance only, use them if they're useful ...... but otherwise I would really value your personal points of view.
If you would like your contribution to be credited then please do include your name with your comment. Equally if you would rather remain anonymous that's fine. It would be useful to know your age and gender however.

Cheers and many thanks


Do you believe that death is the end?
Does something continue beyond death?
Is there a heaven or hell? Have you a notion of them?
What of those you have loved? Will you be reunited?
Do you believe the dead watch over us?
Do your beliefs make you fear death less?
Are there any religious symbols/keepsakes that are important to you?

To join in - click on the comments button at the bottom of the page

warning this video contains maggots

memory runs backwards