Body Bag Fish
A series of twenty five fish which have been sewn into cloth
bags, cast into iron and suspended from long steel cables.
From a full frontal view the fish hang in a perfect line
and there is a pleasure in their symmetry, as the viewer
moves round they can see the powerful movement as the fish
swing out of line.
The overall atmosphere in the piece is one of frustration.
Sewn into body bags that are further sewn onto hooks and
couplings, finally hung on steel cables; the fish are in
some part stillborn, in some part in the throes of death,
both before and after life. Each oblivious to the struggle
and endeavour of the others; suspended in space, their predicament
overwhelms us with their helpless, hapless struggle.