Dried cracked clay after the mould has been remove. Photo by Adrian Rawle
This poor frog was in a black rubbish bin at the wet market. It had been gutted and had no shape, so had to be stuffed with soft clay. Real objects have been cast in most of the clay panels. There are Lego pieces, coins, ropes, walnuts, durian, lychees, incense sticks and noodles . . .
Josephine is pressing a fish head into the clay. The large polystyrene block made a useful working-bench and a nice warm seat in the winter. If you look closely, you can see some Chinese medicine, cordyceps, small red plastic lanterns and a large black fungus mushroom - all ready for casting.