Studio 24

Bloc Studios

Sheffield UK

© 2019 Janie Moore

Portrait Of A Missing Person

A series of works made in response to a domestic artefact 

A body of work made about an absent father; built from the remnants of his presence discovered within a clay object he once sculpted. Drawings were made of the object, of the fingerprints and gestures caught in the surface, then erased, with the remains of the drawing becoming the work. The fingerprints were cast in wax in multiples, like flakes of dead skin. Laid out and left to gather dust. Once removed, a video piece was made of blowing the dust away. Projected large against an entire wall, in a black-out room. Another video piece was made of a selection of the wax impressions placed on a hotplate - melted down, their lines disolved, and returned to anonymity.