Empty Chairs

Empty Chairs.

Images from the series ‘Empty Chairs’ which in turn is from a larger ongoing body of work from an old derelict college built in 1827.

The feeling I got as I wandered around the gallery sized rooms in the building was of being in an art gallery, the floors,walls and ceilings were living and constantly changing works of art caused by neglect, exposure to the elements and time.. Almost completely empty of any furniture except for a few empty chairs. These invigilators, as I began to see them, seemed to be there to uphold gallery rules. These empty chairs kept watch as I absorbed the colour and texture of paint and paper, the mosaic of ceiling plaster on the floor, watermarks on plaster and the texture of decaying wood. As I broke the rule ‘No photography’ I got the sense that this was not the only rule these failed invigilators were unable to enforce.
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