“In 1897 a grand costume ball was held at Tatton - a gathering, theatrical and wildly extravagant. I was drawn immediately to the architecture of the staircase hall, with its circular cut out landing hovering halfway between the ground floor below and the cupola high above. I imagined leaning on the railing with a birds-eye view of the attendees, bedecked in their velvet finery, promenading below.
Architecturally the space invites the work to cascade through the void like Spanish moss. Gathering is voluptuous but wounded. I also found a curious resonance between this in-between space and the idea of hospice." – Susie MacMurray