Last week I posted a parcel to you all that contains many objects.
They include personal, political and social ‘items’.
Some tell the story of my family, like a photograph of my mothers natural burial ground (she died three years ago / much of my work since then has questioned how we deal with death) and a photo of my nephew who passed-away less than 14 months later at the age of 18.
Some are very practical, timetables for buses and trains, and postcards of Liverpool.
Some are actual pieces of my work, one a limited edition Artists Book work, another an ice-cream carton from a previous installation of 4500.
History drenches some, there are acorns found on the ground of a concentration camp I visited back in 2009 in Austria.
Others are political, like a photograph of the exiled West Papuan tribal leader Benny Wenda, he is an international lobbyist I had the pleasure of meeting last year. His people are being murdered, history erased.
Most of all they are attempt to understand what ‘connects’ us to each other.
I invite you to read, experience and respond however you feel best.
Yours, in anticipation.