november, 2021

02nov09:4510:15C Ross: Grave Goods09:45 - 10:15 Studio 3Event type:PresentationTopic:Remembrance


(Tuesday) 09:45 - 10:15


Studio 3

Event Details

Caroline Ross: Grave Goods

Grave Goods constitutes a major thread of my artistic practice. For over 6 years so far I have been making a series of objects including sword, garments, baskets, knives, cups, footwear, jewellery and ritual items that, if I am lucky enough to have a say in my ultimate end, will be buried with me and return to earth when I do. From a bronze sword, to buckskin clothes, a foraged materials apple basket to oak gall ink inscribed shoes, everything is made from natural materials by my own hands, and is not toxic if laid in the earth. Each few months something is added to the goods, or renewed, or made better, and it is an ongoing work that will last the rest of my life. By definition it cannot be sold or given away, although it can be shown. I propose to show these things, displayed in a wicker coffin and woollen shroud, my future coffin and shroud, which I will make this summer if chosen to show at Borrowed Time. As such I need only enough space to show these works, 6ft by 4ft or so. (The sword and knife are not spurious ’re-enactment type’ articles, I teach sword and other martial arts, and use knives in my making-work daily, and as such they reflect me as much as any garments or basket.)

Speakers for this event

  • Caroline Ross

    Caroline Ross

    I live and work on a boat on the River Thames where I make and teach natural art materials, draw and make objects. I also travel to teach these skills and T\'ai Chi all over Europe. My work is often featured in Dark Mountain including the cover for issue 13. I am a member of Wilderness Art Collective and will be showing with them this summer. My work has featured in Earth Island Journal and online in many places such as The Clearing, by Little Toller. I have not shown this work before, and cannot think of a better context in which to place it.



    • Day 1
    • 31/10/2021
    • 16.00 Opening day events16.00 - 21.00Opening day events including keynotesSpeakers: Bayo Akomolafe, Beatrice Allegranti