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Jodie Carey

Posted by Liv Siddall,

You know you’ve stumbled across something curious when an artwork’s caption reads like ingredients. “Untitled Installation, 2007, lard, newspaper, blood, tea, coffee” is the caption below four headstones bedecked with red (coffee, blood?) flowers, created by RCA graduate Jodie Carey – expert at harnessing household names for artistic purposes. The pieces appear to be delicate and feminine until you realise just what it’s made of – themes of death linger around her work in a strange combination of the fragile, yet still mundane aspects of life and the afterlife. Check out her wallpaper design made of cigarette ash, and the chandeliers and wedding cakes made of bones.

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.