SNARE, 2007

Mixed media with reflective tape and rope
600 x 300 cm (variable)

Like 'Parterre' (2005), this work was inspired in part by Kate's fascination for the seemingly magical properties of reflective materials. 'Snare', a life-size fisherman's net, is suspended in mid-air, as if floating in water. The making and mending of nets is work that is never done - a Sisyphean task that must be repeated again and again, a symbol of hard graft and endless patience - while the process of fishing itself is both dangerous and yet somehow miraculous. At times the fisherman has to risk his own life, but his work holds a fascination for him - he never knows what his haul will contain. The duality of his life is mirrored in the reflective nature of the material; in some lights it's barely there, in others it glints menacingly.


Exhibited
Through the Looking Glass, Royal Albert Docks, London, 2007
The Space Between, The Crypt, St Pancras Church, London, 2009


Photos: Francis Ware