The relatively large work entitled ‘The Lounge’ is a cut-out from a life-sized neoclassical sort of room, with a carved Chesterfield sofa and a mass of small items; all carved from solid pigmented plaster. Light enters from a window behind the sofa.
The work evokes a part of a very untidy empty lounge in a building that everyone has left, containing a somewhat tacky assemblage of furniture and props. There is an overload of detail and consequently a great deal of visual information to discover. In the midst of all the mess a dog lies blissfully asleep.
The ‘petrified’ lounge is reminiscent of Pompeii, where the excavated everyday things of lives suddenly lost became curiosities.