Video 5 minutes
A series of still images of my mother’s collection of antique glass are overlayed by a conversation between my mother and myself about a piece of Bohemian glass that arrived as an engagement present in Nottingham from Chemnitz in 1953. This piece explores the way domestic objects are a rich source for myth making and are charged with an energy that feeds our imaginations. The piece also asks questions about how family histories are transmitted and about the malleability of memory.
Clinging to the worn surfaces of objects (many from my childhood home), these fragmented images evoke textures of place and layers of memory. This method of mapping in my work acts as a framework to explore my own history, and possibly as a guide for 'journeys' to be considered/taken by the viewer.