Acrylic glass, silicone, clay, flocking
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Background, history, commissioner of the work
This piece is from ‘Radioactive Boglach’, a body work made in response to my residency in 2017 at Cove Park, Argyll and Bute, Scotland. This was funded by New Brewery Arts, Cirencester. The work later toured to Mission Gallery, Swansea, Wales.
During my residency at Cove Park, I was struck by the existence of nuclear warheads at Coulport. I began a fictional field study, of what might happen to the plants and organisms nearby, should they be exposed to long-term, low-level radiation. This piece references the fungus growing on the exploded reactor at Chernobyl, this is a factual occurrence! Much of my work is Science fiction based on Science fact....
I have made several attempts to reach out to Scottish galleries for the work to return ‘home’ but without success.