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In 'Vital Organ', a funnel is constructed from a tapestry showing a map of the earth. Professor Lesley Millar described it as ‘a heart from which issues a warp of life giving blood, flowing in a metaphorical cycle through and between birth, consummation and death’ and said that this demonstrated Goldsmith’s ‘underlying, and on-going, preoccupation with the essential fluids of our being – water and blood. Essential to existence, but if out of their natural place, their natural order in nature, out of containment, these fluids become oppressive and deadly.’ ('Reveal' exhibition catalogue, 2005; Nottingham City Museums and Galleries)

Nottingham City Museums & Galleries





tapestry, wool & thread

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FA LOAN 114/1-4

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Nottingham City Museums & Galleries

Nottingham City Council, Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG2 3NG England

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