is a new venture into 2D jigsaw-like images which fit into a frame and can be hung on the wall as a painting would. The entire piece including the toilet seat, which is its frame, is 40cm x 30 cm. The ceramics are slab built from white earthenware clay, which have then been indented with pattern and fired to 1160c. Coloured glaze has been rubbed into the carving and wiped away, as well as being painted on to the surface area before being fired to 1080c. Coloured enamels, gold lustre and mother-of-pearl have then been applied to some areas of the outside to give more definition, and fired again to 800c. A final layer of paint has been added and heated to a temperature of 150c to add a metallic raised effect. When the glazing process has been completed, the ceramic jigsaw pieces have been fitted together and framed in a resin toilet seat. The toilet seat is from an early loo seat design (Loo with a view) which has sweets set into the resin.
This work is about an experience with Pancreatitis and a simple visualisation about the mystery of what exactly goes on inside us when we eat. On the outside when unwell we rely on the care and concern of our loved ones, and the medical profession when something malfunctions. A thin membrane separates the two. Our outside world is full of sugary promise and we take it mostly for granted. Made in January 2013, signed and dated by the artist. Exhibited Victoria Art Gallery 2016.