Remains

Remains (2013) paper, ink, snail excrement, 15 x 19 cm each

This series of works on paper was created while the artist was living in the home of a dead relative in 2013. The previous occupant’s memory lived on in the house after her death through the continued presence of her many collected objects, including over 40 years of personal diaries. By collaborating with snails from the house’s letter box, a process of decay, decomposition and catharsis was initiated, whereby memorialised human experiences were returned to the same natural fate as the body.

Tags: 2013