Inspired by the notion that one’s experiences and memories accumulate and seem to settle like layers of dust, forming a strata. The poem Dolor by Theodore Roethke evokes this feeling and was an important inspiration. All the pieces in this collection were constructed from a single discarded mattress.

Capoc, Fabric, Straw, Newspaper, Ashes. Shown displayed at Battersea Arts Centre, London 1996.

And I have seen dust from the walls of institutions,
Finer than flour, alive, more dangerous than silica,
Sift, almost invisible, through long afternoons of tedium,
Dropping a fine film on nails and delicate eyebrows,
Extract from Dolor by Theodore Roethke