Shelf Life

Yampimon

Joined August 2010

Artist's Description

Taken in Birmigham Art Gallery, this work is by Sally Larke and forms part of a project called Project 23
It comprises a series of memorial artworks for her brother Dave, who died at 23 from epilepsy in 2003. As a visual poem to her brother, Larke has made a series of minute ceramic pots presented on framed shelves; the pots represent his life. Their rims, scale, form and colours vary, acting as metaphors for different emotions and influences, and different ages. The platinum strips on some of the vessels represent the increased brain activity that corresponds with the heightened effects of epilepsy and the fits that Dave feared happening in public. The pots represent Larke’s past conversations about her brother with family and friends and the work alludes to the ways in which human beings keep objects because of the memories that they signify.

Artwork Comments

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