Untitled (Fascicle)
Wooden laths; plaster bandage

Discarded wooden laths were found, and placed in a small bundle; this was then held together by a plaster bandage which was wrapped around their middle. Whereas previously the laths formed the plaster (as a wall) now the plaster forms the laths (on a wall).

Although this might be considered a reparative act, the title hints at something far darker: ‘fascis’ is the Latin for bundle, and is also from where ‘fascism’ comes, the bundle of rods (used to represent a magistrate’s power) being the symbol of the National Fascist Party in Italy. 

An image of concern, and care, becomes something quite different. Who is gathered? Who is bound? And what is here being offered? Something broken, or something made good?