Towards an understanding

…Of my grandparents


Forefront Gallery, Ipswich

November 2003
…Of my grandparents …Of my grandparents

The third installation in the series based on my annotated autobiography. In this work I have attempted to create a portrait of my grandparents without using any visual likenesses. Two cabinets are filled with objects which, whilst having belonged to my grandparents have been mediated by my ownership of them for the last twenty or more years. One cabinet is organised with the objects in a tower, the other with the objects placed totally at random. Both contain objects belonging to both of them. The cabinets are accompanied by texts documenting the objects and my memories of them.