Jenny Wood-Sullivan

Future Archaeology


I have always been drawn to the spectacle of the ordinary. In this work, lost and discarded fragments have been gathered together and re-presented in a way that can create new stories and meaning. Through drawing, painting, video and assemblage, it acts as a kind of inventory of things which may in a thousand years, help future generations to piece together a picture of the past. All objects have a history, but we often depend on the authority of the museum to tell us what is culturally important or valuable. This work attempts to draw the attention in a contemplative manner and uncover the hidden history and beauty of ordinary objects.