On all Souls Day (November 2nd) I created a mini installation based on an artwork in progress, The Beloved, for a choir gig at the Parlour, in Preston. The Parlour is a new art space based in a former funeral home.

The Beloved is a series of rubbings on coloured paper bunting – all rubbings were made from tombstones at the Coburg cemetery.

The installation took the format of a Day of the Dead style altar, these are set up in people’s homes on the evening of 2 November in Mexico.

Members of the audience on the night were invited to light a candle for their dear departed.

The Beloved
Pastel on tissue paper, string, sticky tape
Each panel 250 x 180 mm, overall dimensions variable.