Earth to Earth: work made at Florence Trust
The Florence Trust Catalogue 2018 includes an essay by curator Tyler Woolcott discussing these works
Below: 'Fields', water miscible oil on food recycling bag material, dimensions variable (approx. 600x450cm), 2018.
This work references an 1805 map of Highbury Fields and the surrounding area. At that time, before St. Saviour's was built, the area was used for farming, particularly dairy. After the failure to raise sufficient funds to make a huge park (larger than Hyde Park), the land was sold as plots for building to help satisfy demand for property from Victorian London's growing population. 'Fields' was installed in the grounds of St. Saviour's for the two weeks of the Florence Trust Summer Show. Exposed to the elements, the work became battered and torn revealing more of the landscape. The remains were then brought into the church and hung in front of the west window.