A tea service not standing, but at rest and laying down, housed in its presentation box or ‘coffin’. The lead had been used to ‘finish off’ these redundant pieces. Continuously polished for years but never used, they are intended to show material wealth. This piece is designed to remind us that death comes to us all and demonstrates how the power of objects can support us in talking about difficult subjects with more ease.


DOA ( Dead On Arrival)
Material   Sterling Silver, Lead
Dimensions   40 x 40 x 50cm
Year   2012
Location   Public Collection Röhsska Museum Sweden

Image of an old silver tea service housed in a wooden presentation bax. The silver has beenattacked with lead that eats silver