'Ind’l Rev’n : Thanatophobia'
40 x 65 x 65cm
Copper, vitreous enamel, spray paint and wood.
This installation comprises three Victoria sponge cakes with Victorian tile motifs. Each cake symbolises three major social issues of the Industrial Revolution era and ongoing. Each piece has graffitied words which state a conclusive viewpoint on those issues as well as commenting on our condition / living within an inherited Victorian city. Inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement, which was a reaction against the industrialisation of decorative art. Extremes tend to backlash in all times and fields, and even noble ideas can be traps when they overreach.