Mixed media tableaux.
h295 cm w 73cm d 485cm
HaHa Gallery, Southampton
I'm So Excited: Group Show.
Considering the gallery on a laptop she looked at the walls and the line drawn windows.
In looking they crumbled in between her fingers, yielding
and she thought of them all in a line and all made of the same kind of flesh
Comparisons with walls outside were made but it was tricky
by the time you've peeled the one back you forgot the last
you remembered it instead
So she rummaged through her archive of surfaces, looking for a best fit.
Something for the ladies...no by the ladies... something.
Being in Southampton and all she thought of boats
and that play, 'A Taste of Honey' she read in school
that was set somewhere near the sea.
Forget some transcendent tasting of honey,
It reminded her of bedsits with wallpapers
out of date and all papery
not so much the rubbish sex
more those skins peeling off and smoothing on top of each other. Delicious.
In Margate she recollected she had collected 'nudes'
Pinks and bare flesh tone plasters with navels and lips protruding and sucked in
It was all she could bear to think of.
Dragging an imaginary finger through the peachy dust and over flattened contours, she poured herself another babyCham and emailed the gallery for dimensions.