The Comfort of Things

Drop-in family workshop at PM Gallery as part of The Big Draw.

The workshop was inspired by the current exhibition Crafting Narrative; one of my favourite books The Comfort of Things (by Daniel Miller); and the history of a certain old room at Pitzhangor Manor where John Soane used to hoard his statue collection.

Over the course of the day participants were invited to slowly refill the room with objects that have meaning and significance to them. These objects began in the form of experimental drawings/sketches/collages on acetate which could temporarily be overlayed onto different surfaces within the room, before becoming 3D sculptural objects.

The objects created were initially based on memory and truth, but then embellished into 'super objects' as they develop based on the families wishes for them - creating hybrid objects encompassing memory and reality as well as a certain mythology, desire and ambition.