These are the height of Davina’s dead partner combining footprints and slipper images in subtle overlaid layers, the mixed colour is important it is resonant of dried blood (people at the exhibition, thus lending a visceral quality to the fragile images. The suggestion of blood is a reminder of when Davina first returned to the house after her partner had died and his body had been taken away. There was a feeling of life interrupted, half eaten food on the kitchen table and a blood stained sheet on the bed and also of how grief interrupted her menstrual cycle.

There have been two different iterations of this exhibition co-curated with Carol Laidler one including all the hangings at Back Lane West, Cornwall and one including selected hangings as part of Every day for a year at F. Block Gallery, Bristol.

Davina kirkpatrick's hand printed textiles for the height of him exhibition co curated with Carol Laidler at Back Lane West Residency Cornwall
The height of him, Back lane West, Cornwall


The height of him Exhibition, heat transfer printed hangings the height of the dead man, prints and glass, Back Lane West, Cornwall
The height of him, Back Lane West, Cornwall
The height of him exhibition F block gallery bristol
The height of him, F Block Gallery, Bristol.

The height of him exhibition F block gallery bristol
The height of him, F Block Gallery, Bristol.
The height of him exhibition F block gallery Bristol
The height of him, F Block Gallery Bristol.
The height of him exhibition F block gallery Bristol
The height of him, F Block Gallery, Bristol.