Five pin boxes, a limited edition of relics, by David Falkner. They might be useful to Sew Much To Do, Fast-Stitch, Sylwia Style, Pocket Watches and Petticoats, May Alterations. The response is by Deborah Bowkis.
It’s gone, the past
but sentiment ’s a magnet,
we store memories in a matchbox
and beetles in a box,
keepsakes in coffins.
They’re personal not universal
yet as sacred, as the skin of a saint,
we can’t remain pinned to the past.
David Falkner is an artist and curator. After studying Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art & Design (1988-91), David practiced as an artist, exhibiting throughout Europe, before dedicating himself to interdisciplinary curatorial work in public-sector venues in the UK, initially at Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery and Pump House Gallery London, before becoming Director of Kingston University’s Stanley Picker Gallery in 2004 and also Dorich House Museum in 2015. Also supporting innovative practice outside of the Gallery he sits on the Board of Directors of the Live Art collective Duckie.
Deborah Bowkis has published through competition prizes and in anthologies, including Ink Pantry Sea of Ink and Voices of the Brecks. She currently works as an academic and has taught creative writing courses and workshops in Suffolk. In 2016 she set up a thriving creative writing group, Left to Write, in Bury St. Edmunds.
I am an artist and the curator for grove and groving. This blog is groving online, and records the artworks placed on the streets of Bury St Edmunds along with responses to the work by commissioned writers.