This sculpture was created for Altared Pieces (2011) curated by Gordon Froud, where artists were invited to respond visually to a chosen song by Leonard Cohen using the predetermined format of a provided altarpiece. The song selected is ‘Hey, that’s no way to say goodbye’. The soap remnants used in the artwork were collected over the period of a long relationship, now broken, and therefore are markers of that time - ‘Love’s Tally’. They are glazed with shellac, turned into fragile lenses onto the past. A painting of the original soapbox packaging is rendered in the altar’s interior.

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