Joshua’s sister Rosa is coming to the end of her Foundation Art course at Oxford Brookes. Â Â Â The year culminates with her end of year show, a photographic display which she has titled IN ABSENTIA. Â Â The work is her response to the few of Josh’s belongings that were sent home to us after he died. Â Â Â Â These artifacts, his wallet, his watch,Â his contact lens supply, are her only physical connection to her brother though now highly symbolic of his absence. Â Â Â His only real presence is most felt in the dreams his family and friends are now having. Â Â Â Rosa’s has recorded a number of these dreams and accompanied the recording with photographs of one of these dreams.
Oxford Brookes, Foundation Art course end of year show runs from June 2nd to June 10th – details here
â€œThe job of the artist is always to deepen the mysteryâ€