WASTE, 2007

Fabriano 5 paper shot with rifle blanks
75 x 75 x 4 cm

art of an ongoing series of work exploring gun-crime statistics; firing blanks into cartridge paper, Kate uses the smattering of gunpowder each blank emits to represent individual lives lost in one year in fatal shootings in the UK. The effect is unnervingly beautiful until the viewer realises what each pockmark stands for.

'Gothic', Fieldgate Gallery, London (2008)
'Dunkelheit', Flora Fairbairn Projects, St Pancras Crypt, London (2007)