Steel, acrylic, tinted and textured glass and found materials, 2750 (h) x 3600 (w) x 480 (d) mm.
Photographs courtesy of Charlie Littlewood and Stephen White.

When words are forgotten is primarily a response to the experience of standing in the sites of lost libraries, from many places and times, imagining their form and contents. It is a library without words, a library of assembled glass sheets, each uniquely tinting the perception of the viewer. I am thinking about the power of books to colour and distort our perceptions and also the fragility of books and of the structures of knowledge that they represent.