Mum in a Million
Commissioned by Furtherafield, Liverpool.
Originally an installation of colour inkjet prints in one room of a tower block flat made from photographs of mother’s day flowers given to the residents and ex-residents of the tower block Linosa Close, Liverpool. Linosa Close was demolished in summer 2004 and all the residents move to low rise close by. Despite the demonisation of the tower block in contemporary media the residents of Linosa Close remembered it fondly and felt great sadness at its demolition (demolition seen on BBC with Alan Yentob). The installation in Linosa Close created the sense that the viewer had walked into a mausoleum and day by day the ink jet prints fell off the wall onto the floor like dead leaves.
The work became an installation in Tate Liverpool - Centre of the Universe: Liverpool and the Avant-garde - printed on digimura wallpaper exaggerating the pattern detail in the original work.
Published in Futherafield
ISBN: 0-954-57780-9 2003