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Each memory box measures 8 x 8 x 8cm: price includes Perspex display casket

This artwork was produced as part of the requirements for a postgraduate diploma at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town.

The porcelain paper clay memory boxes (made during 2021, during Holmes’ postgraduate diploma in fine art studies at Michaelis) resulted in seeking a way to ‘preserve’ what was lost in the Jagger Library fire of 18 April 2021. These porcelain objects are empty – holding a ghostly intimation of something that could have been there but for the extreme heat of the firing process, metaphorically acknowledging the delicacy and fragility of the rare materials holding precious information now lost in that fire – paper, film, and the like.

Weight Of Loss (triptych)

Sculpture by Laurel Holmes
Materials used
porcelain paper clay
Size
W:24cm X H:8cm X D:8cm
Year
2021
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  • Artist Description
    • Artist Description

      Each memory box measures 8 x 8 x 8cm: price includes Perspex display casket

      This artwork was produced as part of the requirements for a postgraduate diploma at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town.

      The porcelain paper clay memory boxes (made during 2021, during Holmes’ postgraduate diploma in fine art studies at Michaelis) resulted in seeking a way to ‘preserve’ what was lost in the Jagger Library fire of 18 April 2021. These porcelain objects are empty – holding a ghostly intimation of something that could have been there but for the extreme heat of the firing process, metaphorically acknowledging the delicacy and fragility of the rare materials holding precious information now lost in that fire – paper, film, and the like.

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