Oupost Members Show

Who is she, model D selected by Catalyst Arts as part of Members Show at Outpost, Norwich, August 2021. All photos by and with thanks to Gooding Photo. Here’s my text that came along with my piece: I’ve watched my dad restore pianos since I was a child. Instead of ‘proper’ covers, he would strap my grandma’s old wool blankets to the pianos to regulate their temperatures and preserve their casework. They looked humorous, humble, and vulnerable. I wanted to bring the blankets, which usually have a secondary role in protecting the pianos, to the forefront. The frame is the shape of a Steinway model D, made directly from flexible wood around the piano itself.

Materials: Wool & nylon blankets, thread, wood
Date: February 2021
Artists showing in this exhibition: Shaun C. Badham | Charlie Barkus | Abi Charlesworth | Jamie George | Sophie Giller | Andy Hornett | Alida Kuzemczak-Sayer | Sandra Lane | Fernando León-Guiu | Natasha MacVoy | Benjamin McDonnell | Katherine Smith | Sid Smith