EXCAVATIONS  2016-2019

Via assemblage of collected objects from nature, personal experiences, and technological items each work unearthed the idea behind it. This series explores the idea of an archeology of the future - a future in which the technology we use daily when viewed in a historical context, is seen as a ritualised object utilised for unknown and mystical reasons.   
BLADERUNNER wood, shell, red pigeon feathers, bee corpse, mac adaptor, polymers, acrylic glass, 250x500mm
In the fantastical worlds of the future most animal species are endangered or extinct so that owning an animal is a sign of status and empathy. The blade runner is one who runs on their feathers as the lower part of their legs are missing and the apple adaptor was seen as being the bionics that allowed for these creatures to fly.
AMPHISBAENA horn, shell, peruvian flower water, datura flower, pigments, polymers, acrylic glass, 250x500mm​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
The Amphisbaena is a serpent in classical mythology that has a head at each end and is capable of moving in either direction. The name comes from Greek - 'amphis' meaning both ways and bainein meaning 'to go'. It was considered if one utilised this panel as backdrop when taking a selfie one could impart the power of the perfume god and would communicate to ones followers the idea of being non-binary. 
AEGIS shell, lalique crystal, gold plated bronze, wood, acrylic paint, acrylic glass 290x380mm
The Aegis is a protective shield or animal skin from greek mythology. In occult fields the snake is a symbol of the creative life force, whilst pheasants are considered to be symbols of sexuality, power and ego. The pointed wooden 'pins' were said to lure men to venture on green fields for days losing all sense of time and place.​​​​​​​
INCENSUS wood, natural pearls, shell, incense, mirror, resin, fluorescent acrylic glass, 250x500mm
The Latin word Incensus means to set on fire, to be ardent, passionate, whereas Incense is aromatic biotic material that releases fragrant smoke when burned. A pearl is a hard, glistening object produced within the soft tissue of a living mollusk, formed when the animal is irritated by a foreign object trapped in its mantle. To protect itself, the mollusk secretes a substance called nacre the same substances it secretes to form its shell, the layers are deposited around the irritant and it grows over time, forming the pearl. Real pearls will not burn in fire, but it was claimed that obsessive contemplation of ones reflection would cause the melting away of the aged layer of ones face, revealing a pearly juvenile appearance.

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