Blind bled cameo


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all works © Lisa Peachey 2015

Conch shell, clay, veneer, plywood, paper

40cm x 70cm x 70cm

Why, since the evidence of the Lascaux caves, have we felt the need to record the world through diagram, object, photograph, story, myth?

This particular work calls on known ways of making images as a precedent for a mark-making that is process led, and sacrificial. The traditional conch shell is used for the making of cameos, but the whole shell was carved, to create an incomplete bowl, in aspiration of being a bleeding bowl.

The promise of beauty and perfection that an image and its reduction of the world can render is accepted as a perfect dream only, and so failure and loss is accepted as part of the process of making.