GhostShip (2010)

Mixed media installation

GhostShip is a reworking of the Pepper’s Ghost technique adopted by 1860’s stage show illusionists. Trapped inside an old bottle stowed in a shipping crate, a ghostly ship navigates stormy seas. The piece references Bristol’s  glassmaking history, dating back to the 17th century, when large ships exported bottles out of the city harbour.