These works were made at the Mothership Residency in Dorset, August 2017
Self Portrait With Extra Sprinkles
The Mother Pack And Captured Crocodile
Holding Up The World
Horses With Interconnected Sticks
Horses and Pyramid
Drawings shown at 5th Ecology, WUHO, Woodbury University, Los Angeles, September 2017
Death by Car
Ice Cream Mother
Death by Car -Free Condoms
In the drawing Ice Cream Women the mother is duplicated by three and acts out the instinctive nature of the pack taking watch over the ice cream van, protecting the food source from other predators. In this drawing and in Death by Car individuals are intrinsically linked, family members/cloned mothers act on the same principles. In Death by Car the mothers put their heads into the car as if gassing themselves at the cooker in the ultimate act of domestic trapping.
These vehicles represent the trappings of domesticity in neat packages. The absurdity of the ice cream van with its music and niche products and the family car, carrying the family to a holiday destination. Travelling to resorts in the UK by car was a 1970’s summer stalwart, it represented a new convenient freedom. I always associate the feeling of boredom with sitting in the back of the car seemingly endlessly whilst moving towards an organised escape from normality.
I and millions of others willingly except the trappings of domesticity, we also attach ourselves to the wild by travelling there in the car. Hopefully when we get there an ice cream van will be parked up reminding us we are never far from home.
Generic Death Mask For The Headless Woman
Children And War
Father’s Legs And Children’s Game
Portrait of Vincent
Two members Of The Family
The Car Will Be The Death Of You
Ghost In The Car