Second Skin: parka

Second Skin: Parka

Custom-made parka with extended snorkel hood and extended arms Second Skin: Parka (2013) is based on the concept of a second skin which is common to a range of clothing-related fetishes. The garment acts as a fetishistic surrogate for the wearer’s own skin – a […]

Manifestation: Sindy diptych

Manifestations

Manifestations (2013) comprises 7 pairs of photographic works based on the content of letters I received from a man who has stalked me for over 25 years. The letters that I received were sometimes lengthy and contained rich descriptive passages about objects, people and places. Five […]

Taking Your Hand: medium close up

Taking Your Hand (2013)

Taking Your Hand (2013) is a series of letters written with a font that I designed and used, based on the handwriting of a man who stalked me for more than 25 years. I limited myself to only writing about the experience of using the font […]

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The Withdrawing Room (2008)

  All works: Laser cut dictionaries and archival PVA. Images courtesy of Bill Jackson. The Withdrawing Room (2008) works were made to mark the Tercentenary of the birth of Samuel Johnson, and in response to the house where he compiled one of the first English Dictionaries. […]

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(Trans)Plant (2008)

Installed in Birmingham, UK. Milled aluminium, linear actuators, chain drive.15ft x 9ft x 9ft. (Trans)Plant (2008) is a mechanical kinetic art work,  a 20ft self-assembling sculpture based on the structure of cow parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris). This native British plant is familiar to people living in both […]

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Counterbalance (2007)

Electro-luminescent light cable. 49 metal picket posts. 45ft x 75ft. 1: a weight that balances another  2: a force or influence that offsets an opposing force Counterbalance (2007) was made for the inaugural international RMIT Creative Media Residency, Prophet was commissioned to work at the 1850s Swiss […]

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Souvenir of England (2007)

Inflatable dome, fiberglass, apple tree, flocking. 15ft x 15ft x 15ft. Souvenir of England (2007)  is a memento to the English Orchard, which is fast becoming an endangered species. The heritage apple tree inside died in a commercial orchard, its contorted shape a result of pruning. […]

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Model Landscape (2005)

Mixed media shelf works: skeleton leaves, cut books, archival PVA, acrylic, wood, aluminium. LCD screen and live video camera feed. 24″ x 16″ x 12″. Edition of 5. Model Landscapes (2005) engages with our desire for the perfect landscape and our willingness to mold or model these through […]

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Silver Heart (2004)

Silver plate on copper over rapid prototyped polymer, 9″ x 8″ x 6″. Edition of 3. Image courtesy Wellcome Trust. Silver Heart (2004) was made as part of collaboration with cardio-thoracic surgeon Francis Wells at Papworth Hospital that investigated some of the social, technological and psychological aspects […]

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Swab Drawings (2003)

The Swab Drawing videos (2003) document surgeon Francis Wells as he draws using a swab of patient’s blood, during open heart surgery. The drawings recall, diagrammatically, mitral valve repair procedures.  One appears fresco-like, projected directly onto the flaking wall in The Belfry, an art space […]

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Blot Series (2003)

Fujichrome Lightjet photograph, 80″ x 26.5″. Mounted on aluminium, front-mounted with acrylic. Edition of 10 The ‘Blot’ Series (2003) takes its name from the process of using a ‘blot’ or random instant mark as the source of inspiration. The Victoria and Albert Museum, London commissioned the first […]

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Decoy (2001)

6 bespoke computer generated animations on DVD. Edition of 5 Decoy (2001) is a screen-based digital work reflecting on the politics of landscape, construction and ownership. Drawing on works by painters such as Gainsborough and Poussin as well as the creations of landscape designers Humphry Repton and […]

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Landscape Room (2000)

Each image is a Fujichrome Lightjet print, 30″ x 40″. Mounted on aluminium, framed and glazed. Edition of 5. The Landscape Room (2000) comprises six photographs, shot using a traditional large-format camera, which were combined with fractal landscapes based on the grounds at Holkham Hall, North Norfolk. […]

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Conductor

120 x 24ft electro-luminescent cables, 74 tonnes of water. Images of Conductor courtesy of John Spinks. Conductor (2000) was a site-specific installation made in response to Wapping Hydraulic Pumping Station, London, commissioned for the re-opening of the building as a gallery and restaurant called The Wapping […]

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40 Chairs (2003)

40 white chairs by Vitra, 40 black buckets, 80 pulleys, fishing line and crimps. 40 Chairs (2003). Five visual artists were given a common task to make a new work, using forty white chairs, one day, two technicians and a lighting designer, all in response […]