Palate Cleansers

 

Research behind the work

Half palate cast bronzes of the inside of my mouth, served with a spikey gold spoon.

Inspired by the thesaurus definition of palate cleanser; “cleaning the mouth from previous things - to clear the mouths memory”.

And taking reference and research into ‘Fleshpots’ where in the thesaurus I found that these were places offering luxurious and unrestrained pleasure where body desires are gratified.

The palette cleansers are displayed on marble; this material is the ultimate plinth. I have displayed these pieces on marble because of its historical concepts. The piece I have chosen is grubby, been used and so has its own history. 

 

Places offering luxurious and unrestrained pleasure where body desires are gratified.

Lusting after some nostalgic conception of the past can be even more spiritually poisonous
(Israelites reminiscing about Egypt)

Palatal – of the palate

Cleaning the mouth from previous things – To clear the mouths memory…..