Only Words Remain

As a development of the rememberings work this group of pieces, entitled only words remain, was made for the exhibition Playing with Fire and received the Devon Guild of Craftsmen’s award for Innovation in Enamel. Delicate and barely legible veils of words serve as a metaphor for the fragility and mutability of memory. The layers of text represent differing and retreating interpretations of a photograph; that of the subject themselves; that of one with familial knowledge of the subject; and that of the viewer to whom the subject is totally unknown. The text (the ‘memories’) remains but the photograph itself is absent from the work, making up the final remove from memory to forgetting.

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installation (detail), vitreous enamel on copper, 2007 installation (detail), vitreous enamel on copper, 2007