Category Archive: My work

Installation ‘The Missing Guest’ 

Last week I showed my latest work ‘The missing Guest’ in a group show, amongst artists; Bridie Lander, Rachel Darbourne and Drew Markou. At the. Gabi Green gallery in Munich. Our group show… Continue reading

Cinderella’s severed Hands not glass slipper

I have been doing more research into hands recently, concentrating on the hands’  connection to the mouth. This relationship is reflected in language; ‘hand to mouth’ Making links; The Medieval etymology of hand comes… Continue reading

Using white and salt in my work.

Derek Jarman – Chroma (1994) Extracts from the chapter’White Lies,’ Jarman explores the significance of white which also touches upon many of my own research interests; religious rituals, salt, pain, loss and purification … Continue reading

He Let Go Of My Hand

The absence of touch, a marker of loss. The grip of holding hands suggests human attachment, both parties are touchers and touched. Then the grip releases and a loss appears as an abyss.

Recipe Reciprocity

Dwell, dwelling, presence and lingering.

“An indelible softness that lingers in the mouth for an indefinite duration, that survives swallowing.” (Merleau-Ponty ‘The world of perception’)

Disintegrating hands

Inside and Outside of Emotional Pain

Memories of rituals


The missing guest

Fading / fade-out
Painful ordeal in which the loved being appears to withdraw from all contact, without such enigmatic indifference even being directed against the amorous subject or pronounced to the advantage of anyone else, world or rival.

Kitchen Processes

Thinking about how I often use the kitchen to make my work. But I don’t just make in the kitchen, but borrow many of it’s processes, objects and it’s materials…  

Sticky Palms

Embody personal and family memories


Eating Implements

Memoirs of a mouth

A little black book filled with memoirs of a mouth…..

“But I love you.” Said the knife to the wound.

manifold of fragments

Nuala Clooney_Ablutions

Control of the process of consumption

“Composed of hankerings and loss”


“Tombs provided stone bowls with drains that carried wine, oil and honey underground.” ‘The missing guest’ Donald Kunze