All images copyright Alison Rylands
Balancing Babels. The manifestation of a fixation with cairns, stacks and recycling. Listing towers such as 'Hermes', provide multi coloured or monotone markers for disposable consumerism, referencing the Olympian God of transitions and boundaries who, according to mythology, was the origin of the first Greek cairn.
A series of sculptures on the theme; A Duty Of Care, reflect on the transience of potency and the inevitable apotheosis of physical frailty. Casts of the ubiquitous hospital sample bottle are stacked in pyramidal pyres, assuming the air of defiant deities-
Soul Mates -
Vital Signs is a pigmented diary of Rorscach monotypes on coloured paper, with each image presenting a mirrored transcription of a moment in mind. Suspended on bulldog clips to waft and wave like laundered semaphore or Tibetan prayer flags, these momentary molten documents softly clink and sway on their nails like sailboat rigging in haunting percussion.