Silenced bells
Earthenware, porcelainious stoneware
2017


In this work a series of handmade, commemorative bells explore the relationship between symbolic object and written word. Each bell is marked with a dedication—words taken from the poetry of Wallace Stevens (Looking across the fields and watching the birds fly) and Philip Larkin (Arrival)—and silenced to create an anonymous memorial.  


Inspired by the tale of William Rigney and the lonely graves at Horseshoe Bend where ‘Somebody’s darling’ lies buried.  









November 2017


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Mark