Below the Salt, 2002
porcelain, lighting, plastics

9 x 17 x 12 inches
The title for Below the Salt comes from the name of an album by the same name from the 1960s musical group Steeleye Span. To quote a band member, "{the phrase} Below the Salt, at its most vivid, can be found in the use of salt at the medieval food table. Salt ([an expensive and rare commodity of the time) was placed at the center of the table. Above the salt sat the family and intimates of the household, below the salt sat the servants and dependants.

Below the Salt is from a series of works relating to music heard in the second half of the 1960s. This piece is made from plastic serving ware, florescent lighting, and porcelain objects. It is small enough to sit on a table, yet is best on a floor.

Installation at SolwayJones, July 2002.