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.