Private collection Switzerland.
During the Fabric and Form tour of Australia in 1982 I visited a coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef. Water where I came from was an interesting shade of brown or grey, so I really couldn’t believe, the colour of the ocean that surrounded the reef. One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen, I became fascinated by the coral forms, in particular the way they all seemed to be welded together.
I made a connection back to archaeology, specifically Pompeii. It was the way the pumice dust from the volcano had encased people and objects during the eruption.
Clinker is a term my Grandparents used to describe the residue in a grate after a coal fire.