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Worship at the dinner table

Worship at the dinner table
Photo Description:
Materials: MDF, spray paint, wood enamel, cotton, thread, metal, found objects, printing ink. I was thinking about the tortuousness of family gatherings, and specifically family dinners, where one is forced to interact with people with whom one does not necessarily get along, solely due to being related to them. I began to think about the way in which people exalt the idea of being with one’s family and the discomfort I often feel at such gatherings. I wanted to create some form of literal worship of family dinners, making them “sacred”. To do this I recreated a form of altar piece, whilst intertwining it with elements of a formal dinner table, but with the key elements distorted- the table cloth full of stains, the plates broken. The altar piece itself is a reflection of the tension and discontent which often permeates such gatherings, with the peaceful saints replaced by brooding family members. I also wanted to make reference to the Last Supper in my work, and indeed the Last Supper was one of the starting points I came up with when formulating an idea for a final piece.
 
Author
Polly Alexander , 18 yrs
 
School
The Grey Coat Hospital