The Clothes of the Gods
A suit was stitched together from real Acanthus leaves - harvested from another walled garden in nearby Kennington. A 'Green Man' presence is evoked, with 'clothes' left behind in this haven, with all it's associations with garden mythologies.
Duncan's work explores metaphor and transformation, and during the length of the exhibition the materials are changing as they dry, from bright verdant greens to dry browns and reds, reminding us of the skin of a flayed god. But, in tune with the cycles of nature, there was a final metamorphosis before the end of the exhibition.
Below - the final day of the exhibition