Presenting 'Rich In Vitamin Art', a new Craft Space exhibition from contemporary maker Lucy Foakes. The exhibition comprises of a series of ceramic 'Canopic Jars', drawing from modern day obsession with fame, commemorating celebrities’ lives, specifically relating to the organ which causes their death.
Her ‘Contemporary canopics’ are vessels created as a memory to celebrities; they metaphorically contain the organ(s) of the deceased, more specifically the organs relating to their death. Ancient Egypt has been of great interest to Foakes since her youth, taking inspiration from various books and archaeology kits, confirmed by her attempt to mummify her pet. A separate project, ‘Can-opic’, is a metaphorical brand of fizzy drink for pharaohs in the afterlife. Available in many flavours including liver, lungs, intestines and stomach. More recent ‘Can-opics’ take inspiration from traditional and historical ceramics around the world, some still include a nod to anatomy and internal organs.