Investigating the life of things across space and time

Darkest Mysteries of the Universe

These drawings play with the visual language of vintage sci-fi and fantasy comic books.

My Anxious Chronicles postcard series was the starting point for a series of drawings of imaginary science fiction comic covers on intangible subjects from dark matter to ghosts.

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Star mapping: a shiny silver squid-like shape floats against a black sky

Star mapping (2018-2019)

At dusk we walked into the forest with reflective materials and torches, plotting the night sky through the trees. Collaboration between Sarah Gillett and Luke Harby.

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Cleaning: a pair of white gloved hands in prayer against a black background

Cleaning

The old fart in Room 17 is becoming a problem. He does it even when his wife’s on the terrace, sweating, counting her rosaries. Clack-clack. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Ah, Mamma, what would you say if you could see me now? Four stringy children and a fat pig of a husband who belches triumphantly after every meal and snores all night. Clack-clack-clack.

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Query: Raised pale embroidery like old scars on a pale linen, with fragments of tapestry and collage strewn across the whole canvas

Query (2016)

In Paolo Uccello’s preparation of his wood panels for Hunt in the Forest (1470), he glued canvas over knots and scored lines into a black underlayer of paint to mark tree branches and vanishing points.

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