Introduced in the late 19th century, cabinet cards consisted of a photograph mounted on heavy card. These cabinet cards memorialize the lost ash trees of Canatara.
Digitally altered photographs mounted on antique photographic cards, 2017
Now thought to be mythical, lachrymatories are said to have been vials that were designed to catch the tears of a mourner. It was said that when the vial was full, the period of mourning was over.
These lachrymatories are made using resin, wood chips, seeds, and the ashes from burnt ash wood, 2017
Mourning jewellery, often made from the deceased's hair or from materials like jet, was common pre-20th-Century. These pieces of mourning jewellery were made to commemorate the lost ash trees.
Materials include found jewellery, photographs, resin, ash from ash trees, wood curls and wood chips from ash trees, 2017
Memorial Cards are still used today to commemorate a lost loved one. These memorial cards were made to commemorate the lives of our lost ash trees.
Re-purposed antique memorial cards, 2017
Various items made to commemorate the lost ash trees.
Found objects, wood chips, ash, glass, resin, mixed media, 2017
Altered newspaper articles, ads, photo albums, etc. create an alternative narrative valuing the lives of our trees.
Altered 19th-century diary entry.