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Domestic Bliss

These true to scale images of everyday objects are rubbings made on to cloth. Using the method of frottage they are a search for the identity of objects, revealing the trace elements and rituals of the domestic life. This usage, this history, often comes about through a routine in our daily lives – where we place objects, how we use a particular tool to work with or the wear and tear that comes from the frequent use of the same bag to go shopping.  It is these objects and how we use them that define our lives, giving them shape.

The detailed investigation through mark-making is reminiscent of the painstaking demands of both time and action that an archaeologist undergoes when uncovering objects.

Evocative of dustsheets or shrouds, there is a duality in both the covering and revealing. The covering of furniture suggests an absence, shrouds suggest death. In domestic relationships there are always aspects that need to be kept hidden, which do not get revealed. There is an acknowledged agreement of what is made public. Innocuous in their presentation their associations become the narrative.

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