Mhairi Vari

Mhairi Vari 'Parched' carved graphite, desk, tea, 2010, photo by Andy Keate


graphite, tea, milk, desk, dimensions variable, 2010, photo by Andy Keate

"Industry, and all its human associations, is at the heart of Mhairi Vari's 'Parched', a sculpture that is certainly not what it seems. The tool–box odds and ends in the writing–desk tray and the mug of stone–cold tea on top, have been hand–carved by the artist from the graphite components of a nuclear reactor."

Rebecca Geldard – extract from text for 'Personal Use' at Cafe Gallery Projects, London, May 2011