: the business of love

How do I love thee : slides/video, 2:36 min., dimensions variable

 

These are thematically related works bringing together a variety of disparate materials while exploring a corner of romantic love. The work originates in a series of small, square, green & yellow kamasutra cards that I came across while a teenager and it is based on seven celebrated love poems. The work consists of two slideshows/videos made from photos and videos taken over a period of 10 years, two paintings, and three objects/sculptures.

 

christina rosetti - I loved you first 2

I loved you first : found objects, tape, plaster, slate, iron. 33 x 37 cm x 24 cm high

 

e.e.cummings - I carry you in my heart 1

I carry you in my heart : plaster casts of pigs’ hearts, canvas, castor wheels, found tape. 20 x 20 cm

 

lord byron - she walks in beauty 1

She walks in beauty : found objects, plaster, tape, string, wood, perspex. 74 x 47 cm

 

ella wheeler wilcox - love’s coming

She had looked for his coming : acrylics, pencil, tape on canvas, 40 x 40 cm

 

william carlos williams - the ivy crown

The business of love : acrylics, pencil and tape on canvas, 60 x 80 cm

 

Love’s not time’s fool : slides/video, 3:56 min., dimensions variable

 

The seven poems:

christina rosetti : I loved you first

e.e.cummings : I carry you in my heart

elisabeth barrett browning : how do I love thee

ella wheeler wilcox : love’s coming

lord byron : she walks in beauty

william carlos williams : the ivy crown

william shakespeare : sonnet 116