Project Description

The installation ‘…for in remembrance there are no distances’, was inspired by funerary urns of the Roman era into which were placed small flasks containing the tears of the mourners. The form of the everyday container is transformed into another everyday object: the pillow: an alternative container of tears and a symbol of sleep. The nine pillows are screen-printed with words and textures taken from the stones on display in the museum and were displayed on a layer of salt.

The work ‘Of the new born’ was inspired by pyxides of the same era: ceramic or glass box-like receptacles used as containers for jewellery on dressing tables. The form of the pomegranate, a fruit rich in symbolism, represents the pyxides. They are exhibited as jewels, each one in its small box with a mirrored back, giving the viewer a dual perspective of the pieces.