'Come heavy sleep' 2014
4 x 4 x 2 metres. suspended hand cut paper. Theatre lights.
The Long Gallery, Mottisfont, National Trust, Hampshire 'Cutting Edge' Exhibition.
The large scale papercut cut by hand for the Long Gallery at Mottisfont. The piece was dramatically lit, appearing to exist in a void, uncanny and dream like.
The central motifs were inspired by the winter garden, as well as the surrounding River Test which winds its way through Mottisfont. The house being ‘put to sleep’, its history, as well as the passing of the year are references. ‘Come, heavy sleep’ aims to stimulate meditation and reflection whilst capturing the magic, mystery and essence of winter at this special time of year.