Field Kit for a Narrow Escape

Artist's books in wooden case (archival pigment prints, photopolymer intaglio, chine-collé, snowglobe and found objects), 2015.

Field Kit for a Narrow Escape brings together a series of objects, each commemorating a volcanic eruption. Providing a vicarious engagement with catastrophe, the Field Kit appears to offer a salve to the sometimes alarming nature of the world. The terrifying scale of nature here becomes contained within these small souvenirs, all now subject to the control of the collector.

The work explores the idea of the souvenir, of the commodification of collective memory, and our impulse to try to control the uncontrollable.