Bronze casts of soap slivers from my grandmother, my mother, my aunts, my sister and me
9 casts of approx. 6x3x1 cm each
In this ongoing work I collect soap slivers from the female members of my family and cast them in bronze.
The washing of hands, face and body allows for a slow sculpting of an intimate and receptive material. Here I want to channel the collapse of generations that takes place within a body – your mother and her mother lives inside of you. And you live inside of them as, during pregnancy, cells from the fetus enter the mother’s body where they become part of her tissues for the rest of her life. We have never been one.
Installation view: Dyson Gallery (London, UK)
Photos by the artist