1 Vernon Cottages
Prior to becoming an artist, Jill was an archaeologist; now her work is about archaeological storytelling. Abandoned spaces, their histories and the objects discovered within; what remains and what has faded, testifying to permanence and impermanence.
Old maps, abandoned spaces, their histories and the archaeology of found objects discovered within them, is a consistent thread that weaves through her past and present projects. Archaeological treasure: old computer fragments, electrical components, mechanisms, found metal and glass, old boxes, architectural salvage, broken plastics and wood revealing traces of histories. What remains and what has faded, testifying to permanence and impermanence. Many of these objects are then incorporated into her work either as inspirational starting points, or as part of an end piece. They are often interwoven with drawn and printed elements, cast into replica forms or incorporated with sound, light and video to create immersive site-specific installations.