Text based installation works :: The Journey of The Magi Was created for the 1996 winter celebrations. Placed in The Market Bar Club, Nottingham over four weeks. Culminating on New Years Eve, the work subsequently and happily succumbed to the revelry! and went to that great installation space in the sky.... The text from The Journey of The Magi by T.S. Elliot, was printed on 4 pieces of  A4 architects paper. The sculpture consisted of 8, A4 sized pieces of clear perspex which were suspended from the ceiling by clear fishing wire in a *floating* cascade. Four of the pieces had the text affixed and the other four had dots of red and magenta, silver, gold and copper acrylic paint, sporadically but uniformly painted onto them. A VHS video was made on installation and New Years Eve ----------------------------------------------------- Portia’s Speech One Two and Three One ::   This included the text of Portia’s speech from The Merchant of Venice. The sculpture consisted of two 90cm diameter, circular pieces of bevelled edge sheet glass. Sandwiched between the glass was the text, printed onto a circular piece of 90cm diameter architects paper. The resulting sculpture was placed on the floor, in proximity to wall mounted Two and Three. The glass and text are in storage. Two :: Consisted of a sculpted sheet of natural liquid rubber poured onto a piece of glass to form a smooth surface on one side. The edges were stopped from *leaking* by lightweight perspex rulers placed onto the glass, measuring A4 size and acting as barriers while the rubber was setting. The resulting rubber sides were raw-edged and A4 in size.   The top of one of the longer sides was attached to a 5cm thick length of olive wood to enable wall fixing. The same text from Portia’s speech, was this time, printed with reduced font size onto a smaller, A4 size piece of architects paper. A circle was then precisely cut out of the text, from the centre using a template, so the resulting diameter touched the edges of the A4 Rubber sheet. This was pressed onto to the unsmooth side of the rubber before it had dried. Then a thin film of more natural rubber was poured over the whole A4 sheet to seal the the text. The resulting sculpture had a smooth mirror like rubber surface with the circular truncated text opaquely showing through, hanging an inch or so away from the wall on the olive wood strip. Three :: Consisted of an identical sculpted sheet of natural liquid rubber poured onto glass. This time the circular template used to cut out the text an identical indentation was made by placing it into the rubber whilst setting. Removing the template quickly and pouring olive oil into the 3mm deep indented circle, the rubber was allowed to set more. Then a thin film of more natural rubber was poured over the whole A4 sheet to seal the olive oil in the circle. Attached again to a 5cm thick length of olive wood for wall fixing. The resulting sculpture had a smooth mirror like rubber surface with the circular olive oil filled space opaquely showing through, hanging an inch or so away from the wall on the olive wood strip.    Unfortunately Portia’s speech Two and Three became damaged during a storage flood. Non of these works are available in total, although all can be re-created to a degree.