Diagram for a Sumerhouse

Two thousand dental bricks piled ready for building a four-metre diameter summerhouse. 

From a distance it appears like fine lace; from inside, patterns of sunlight stream through the gaps; each brick hand-made, unique.

 

For their use in the building of this structure, all standard identification, specifically, the full name of the patient, has been removed from these calcium sulphate casts. No consent required. 

 

In 2011, a change in legislation classified dental casts as ‘unsuitable for land-fill’. DNA identification has now replaced dental identification of the deceased. 

  

Eight x panels 150 x 150cm each are displayed on the floor or wall.

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