These are the height of Davina’s dead partner combining footprints and slipper images in subtle overlaid layers. The colour is important, it is resonant of dried blood (as suggested by visitors to the exhibition) thus lending a visceral quality to the fragile images. The suggestion of blood is a reminder for Davina of when she first returned to the house after her partner had died and his body had been taken away. There was a feeling of life interrupted, half eaten food on the kitchen table and a blood stained sheet on the bed and also of how grief interrupted her menstrual cycle.
There have been two different iterations of this exhibition co-curated with Carol Laidler one including all the hangings at Back Lane West, Cornwall and one including selected hangings as part of Every day for a year at F. Block Gallery, Bristol.