Sculpture, Assemblage, Drawing and Installation (1999)
The idea of putting different periods together sprang from the death of my father earlier this year (Clive Ernest Fry 1912 – 1999). The stripping down of the family home, which was still full of my mother’s touch – she had died only four years earlier. The model ship in the exhibition was still in my old bedroom as was the small horse and cart I made for my father when I was in the navy – the horse had long since disappeared. Some of my earlier paintings including Boats after Braque were also in the house – my parents had purchased them to support me as a young artist.
Having lost both parents seems to have made me remember things I didn’t know I had forgotten. I think this is a way for the spirit to cope with not wanting to lose the connections with the past.
- 03-008: Braque’s Kitchen, 1999, wood, bamboo and pigment, 44 x 54 x 28 cm
- 03-009: Fairweather's Fishtrap, 1999, wood, bamboo, glass and pigment, 58 x 110 x 74 cm
- 03-010: The Old Man and The Sea, 1999, wood, cane, glass and pigment, 231 x 101 x 74 cm
- 03-013: Installation - Quinces For My Father, 1999, wood table, wax quinces, candles, leaves and earth
- 03-014: Installation - Quinces For My Father (detail), 1999, wood table, wax quinces, candles, leaves and earth
- 03-015: Installation - Quinces For My Father (detail), 1999, wood table, wax quinces, candles, leaves and earth