Sanctuary, cast bronze and ceramic flowers and foliage with 200 year old reclaimed local wood
This piece is made up of a life-sized bronze fox curled up in repose encircled by a ring of ceramic flowers woven with thorns upon a wooden box made for 200 year old wood salvaged from homes being remodelled in my neighbourhood. The fox reclines calmly in the flora’s lush embrace; confident of the protection it offers. However, the wreath hovers between being a safe and protective space and the confines of a cage as the ceramic flora hearkens to the long history of laying ceramic floral offering on tombs to honour our lost loved ones. Thus, this work moves from being a celebration and acknowledgement of the fragility and grounding nature of home and environment while also acting as a memento mori.
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