Beginning with the debris is about re-using waste items found in the landscape and unwanted goods bought from charity shops.
Shards of broken, crazed glass have been salvaged after a fire. They seem to tell stories through their smoke-smeared surfaces. Some fragments resemble old, stained glass windows. Some display the natural iridescence and soil deposits found on Roman glass. Adding photographs to them creates a new time frame where their history can easily be re-interpreted as medieval finds from a treasure trove.
The delicate vessels and some of the objets d’art started life as food packaging; crisp packets becoming jewellery. Worn jumpers have been deconstructed and remade into yarn collages and tied hangings. The melted metal form talismanic shapes resembling figurines or mythological creatures.
All of the materials used are unsuitable for re-cycling in their original form. I intervene to prevent them from going to landfill or entering the landscape.