mrs. pritchard


“In the garden, if you please.”

A response to a character study of Mrs Ogmore-Pritchard in the radio play Under Milk Wood.

Mrs Ogmore-Pritchard, twice widowed, is a woman completely obsessed with cleaning, to the extent that it drove her husbands to their own deaths. I have chosen to focus on her deceased husbands as scrubbed-out phantoms as they wander around the house as phantoms.

To create this effect I literally applied bleach to a sponge and created the figures by gradually scrubbing photos. I feel as though the process of this endless, tiring cleaning and erasing was just as important as the outcome.