The very Victorian, ornate marble fireplace in The Marble Hearth represents the comfort of the traditional family unit and home. Through this, the viewer is invited to look at a painting of the Space Shuttle Discovery, taking off, which simultaneously represents the so-called advancement and destruction in modern times. I see humour and irony in this. This also point towards violence within domesticity that connects with violence of the outside world.
Installation View: Marble Hearth