U N T I T L E D Effigy, Laura Hudson, Rusted tin cans and river mud. Almeria, Spain. 2017    

Standing on dry land you can feel it's pulse. I feel an underlying anxiety, perhaps hard-wired, and instinctively look for signs of water. Rusty food tins discarded on the mountainside tell of a passing lunch. At the bottom of a river gully, where the waters have stopped flowing, the mud stones are cracking and falling apart, lower down the clay is wet. Discarded vessels host simple human forms drawn with fingers in wet mud; clay effigies protected by the rusting tins.

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Effigy Laura Hudson 2017.jpg
Dimensions variable   Presentation  wall or floor _ the figures can be displayed directly on the wall, on a shelf or laid flat on the ground or on a plinth.

Dimensions variable   Presentation  wall or floor _ the figures can be displayed directly on the wall, on a shelf or laid flat on the ground or on a plinth.


Effigy  n. 1530s, "image of a person," from Middle French effigie (13c.), from Latin effigies "copy or imitation of something, likeness," from or related to effingere "mold, fashion, portray," from ex- "out" (see ex- ) + fingere "to form, shape".