Abigail EvansArtist, Photographer, Designer

Part I: And you, you cry-vessel

A series of three 4x6” digital gloss-finish prints treated with salt.

The project makes use of allusions to a culturally traditional treatment of newborns, who were frequently rubbed or bathed in salt before being swaddled, for the perceived holistic benefits of doing so; these are utilised to echo that sense of care but through their re-interpretation these rituals are also allowed to accrue additional meanings.

The prints in this series have been bathed in tear-like salt water, the traces of this process (and of trauma over generations) are accrued on the surface of prints and on the isolated body depicted.