Petards – 2012
Sand-cast lead, solder
75 x 75 mm
Personal arsenal – hand crafted projectiles (not fully realised to date).
“There’s letters seal’d: and my two schoolfellows, Whom I will trust as I will adders fang’d, They bear the mandate; they must sweep my way And marshal me to knavery. Let it work; For ’tis the sport to have the enginer Hoist with his own petar; and ‘t shall go hard But I will delve one yard below their mines And blow them at the moon: O, ’tis most sweet, When in one line two crafts directly meet.”
Hamlet ( iii. iv. 207)
The Somme 2016, Part I, Acid Drop Copse Collective, Honeywood Museum, Carshalton. Work selected concerned making & destruction, creation & obliteration – metaphors perhaps for the fruitless actions and radical failures of this battle.