BA Fine Art Level 6 Crystal structures

The large black structures represent the schematic shapes of the elements that are the basic make-up of human beings - hydrogen, oxygen, carbon and other trace elements.  All these elements, together with sulphur, are the constituents of gunpowder. 



The smaller yellow structures were an experiment with text copied from original 1922 newspaper reports.



i heard a fizz

the cartridges were live

19 young girls died

 

boxes photographed in basement area

Margaret Street

Birmingham

3 MDF yellow structures + text

2012-13

15 x 10 x 10 cm

19 MDF black structures

2012-13

10 x 10 x 10 cm - 60 x 60 x 60 cm