2003, Hand Printed Book, Hand-made box, Edition of 25, 21,5 x 14,5 x 5,5cm
“you” is a series of hand-printed cards, presented in a hand-made box. Simple, yet resonating, declarations are printed on each of the loose cards in the box. Each card begins with the word ‘you’, which forces the viewer to become the unavoidable subject of the piece.
I keep trying...
2002, Hand-printed, Hand-Bound Book, Edition of 24, 21cm x 12.5cm x 1.5cm
“A fictional young woman endlessly tells us stories from her life in which she “keeps trying” to adapt her behaviour in order to either gain approval, or to alter someone else’s behaviour towards her. She seems trapped within a never-ending cycle of dissatisfaction mixed with self-revelatory realisations, through which her identity is reformed and re-structured.” Ros Carter,
When installed the chairs are arranged in the circular formation commonly used within therapy or self-help groups. The viewer is invited to participate in the work by sitting on the chairs and listening to the series of confessional stories, which are played through loudspeakers, positioned over the various seats.
2004, Hand-printed, Hand-Bound Book, Edition of 24, 21cm x 12.5cm x 1.5cm
“Wanting” is the final work in the trilogy of books and installations comprising “I keep trying”, “you” and now “Wanting”.
“Wanting” examines the final stages of a relationship, when the love has turned to hate, when one is suffocating and suffering.
The embossed, invisible writing of the book makes it difficult for the viewer to read the text due to the interference of the world outside. The work is silent, yet the thoughts expressed are strong and provocative. They expose the deep violent emotions that are generally hidden, that are not acted upon.
i keep trying