100 X 09 dia cm
“Just prior to 2001 I had completed the Arts Council supported project "Culverts to Conduits” (looking at civil engineering infrastructure) and moved on to look specifically at nuclear reprocessing and the more prosaic activity of traditional barrel making (coopering). I’d only ever seen the detail of these industries on film but something about the practicalities, the imagery and values seemed an interesting complementary contrast. A word like containment could spark a lifetime’s work.
“Flask” is a fairly direct reference to radioactive fuel rod processing and is a tube container with a lid at both ends.