Ourself, Behind Ourself

A sculpture made from dust sheets, fabric hardener, and ink

Ourself, Behind Ourself  is an ongoing piece, currently installed in Anatomy of Loss, a solo show at Yorkshire Artspace's Persistence Works Gallery. It was commissioned as part of the Ways of Making exhibitions programme, on the theme of Materiality. The sculpture is intended to hang heavy like an oversized overcoat. And 

represent the overbearing and isolating feeling that grief can often be. However, it is hoped the piece will form a focus for remembrance, in order to bring people to together, to express and release their own thoughts on loss, directly onto the surface, and in so doing act as counterbalance to that weight.

Anatomy of Loss, Ourself, Behind Ourself Powertex fabric sclptue