plenty more fish in the sea 2014
Constructed from a sheet of clear bubble wrap and inserted with tumble drier fluff.
Where bubble wrap has a perceived function; to tenderly wrap fragile and delicate objects of value; it conversely can contain battered, broken and torn items struggling to get out.
Plenty more fish in the sea is an expression of “never mind you’re hurt, just pull yourself together", there is always something/someone better out there. So with an angler’s patience, we will find that perfect catch.
Paradoxically, it’s a feminine role to collect the tumble dryer fluff that collects in the filter. It is also a gender condition: that the female needs to find and procure a catch.
Clothes worn frequently, functional, everyday; are like an extra skin; leaving particles of discarded hair and skin cells, which even after laundering maintain our DNA traces.
2015 Uncharted Waters Horsebridge Gallery, Whitstable
Stains + Traces II - Arts Forum, Hastings