Baby Garments Never Worn
This work of porcelain slip dipped baby garments was made in response to the loss of a child. “You have held life and death in your body, and let it go. There is a silence around your life that belies the dark, heavy weight of emotion screaming through your veins. There was an emptiness and intense numbness. A sense of being cheated and robbed of a life eagerly awaited and prepared for.” This work, of porcelain slip dipped babies garments, tells of the emptiness and fragile sate one is plunged into after the loss off a baby.
It’s made in response to the pain felt by bereaved parents, but also the urge to allow a space in one lives to in some way let that baby lived on. The unworn garments house a negative space that should hold hopes, dreams and life.