Eleanor Bartlett's work is concerned with human endeavour, the poignancy of the human condition and the remembrance of effort over time. Her work is faithful to the nature of the materials she uses and the way they behave as they are worked. It expresses raw and elemental energy which is suggestive of a primitive origin.
'Requiem' comprises of a number of waxed tablets supported on frames along the south walkway of the cloisters. Two panels affixed with tar objects will hang adjacent, against the stone wall.
Tar and wax have ancient and contemporary reference and suggest toil and endurance. While the work is essentially abstract there are ideas of absence and residue within the completed structure.