Laid to rest – Megan Baker


YEAR: 2022

MATERIALS: timber, paint

SIZE: c 90 x 50 x 30 cm

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Laid to rest is a physical representation of the artist’s attempt to come to terms with ingrained feelings of guilt by relinquishing ownership of their disabled body.The coffins, stained with dirt in shallow graves, suggest that the ritual of burying and resurfacing, of both the coffins and the feelings they represent, has occurred many times and will continue to keep happening. A poetic declaration absolving the artist of guilt is inscribed across the three coffins and reads ‘I am a vessel’, ‘It will die with me’ or ‘It will poison the earth.’