“… a reassuring message to all the creatives out there who all experience those moments of darkness.”
In the particularly gloomy months of early 2012, Thomas Brown and Sarah May embarked on a path exploring some of the darker aspects of the creative process. Whilst having it’s origins as a personal reflection on fear and failure, ‘Memorial’ is an expression of hope, celebration and beauty.
Tapping into traditional motifs of public display, the presentation of memory in this body of work seeks to counteract those emotions we all try to suppress by giving them significance through a more formal sense of display.
They present an unresolved dichotomy. As failed and fantastical sources of sustenance the vessels are frozen at on the cusp between life and decay. They appear to support to the flowers for the moment but we soon realise that this may not be sustained for much longer.