Cave

Vintage jelly moulds, enamel paint, specialist silicone, welded stainless steel armatures, dipped rubber, foam, Jesmonite, wire, lace, fishing line weights, chalk stones, 2021

This installation was created for the cottage at Ever Garden in an area under some built in shelving that had been very damp in the past and had been improved by the recent removal of its concrete render and the repair of the pointing with lime mortar. Nonetheless, the area still resembled a cave, especially with several large left-over chunks of chalk stone stored there for a while.

In 2016, 30 collected old glass jelly moulds that I had coated with red and pink enamel paint were flash installed in the tidal chalk caves under Fort Redoubt at Freshwater Bay. Several of these jelly moulds were further developed for the space working with a matt, purer grade silicone to reach upward and dressed with lace trim.

An assortment of collected materials and some previous studio developed elements were then built up to form the installation as a whole, from plaster dipped hardened foam and weighted lace trim hanging from the underside of the shelves, to upward pointing angular metal rods tipped with rubber grips.

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