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Reader, 2020

Broomstick handle, letter addressed home, armature wire, clay, modroc, acrylic paint and resin. 

158 x 56 x 48cm

A stand for the music of a wassail. Embedded within its stem is a handwritten love letter to the apple orchards of home, the cider they make and the lyrics to a Somerset wassail. A ritual yearly song to toast the apple trees, each county in the west country favours its own version.