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Phantoms, 2000–2001

Sculptures. A body of work that references the phantom limb phenomenon: by evoking anatomical specimens of amputated body parts through absence (hollow spaces within solid blocks of transparent acrylic resin).

Phantom RH0

Lucite (acrylic polymer), 31x20x14.9cm

Phantom RH0 - detail

Phantom RH4

11.6x6cm diameter

Phantom RH1

11.5x14x7.4cm

Installation view at Old Operating Theatre, London 2001

Phantoms were exhibited amongst real anatomical specimens at the Old Operating Theatre & Museum, where historically, the amputation of limbs was one of the most common operations carried out by 19th-century surgeons before the advent of anaesthesia and antiseptics; and many of these amputees would have experienced the phantom limb phenomenon.

Installation view at Old Operating Theatre, London 2001

Installation view at Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York 2013

Installation view at Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York 2013