fragmentation (2001)

In the installation Fragtmentation, an exhibition which was part of a larger group exhibition showing artefacts and displaying information about the roman settlement in London 43A at the  Museum of London, I combined my grandfather’s painter’s toolbox with strings of leather attached to a large number of finely honed puzzle pieces in plaster. All the pieces were placed on a segment of wall to wall rug.

When the museum director showed me the ancient artefact fragments, I became extremely infatuated with what I saw, but rather than recreate fragments with colour painted onto them, I stuck to the ingerent materials used back then, and symbolised the absence of colours by the old painters box. Time was shown by the lengthy pieces of leather string.