Peter Spriggs and Jonathan Cox
Most of the work which I now make involves investigating my home, its wildlife and its history.
When restoring and repairing parts of our house we found iron under every threshold, red wool thread in a wall and a very old shoe on the chimney. This is what prompted me to look at ideas and objects associated with safeguarding the home from unseen malevolent forces. The iron, the red wool and the shoe survived reasonably intact as evidence of these beliefs, their pressence thought to have a long term effect. The fragile nature of plants, however, would have required fairly frequent renewal, perhaps at set times of the year and on accasions like the birth of a child.
The exhibition is interesting and diverse and I hope to take some more photos next week.