The Confessional will be presented as my final piece for my MAFA at City and Guilds London and is current work in progress.
I wish to exhibit a representation of the confessional booth found in the West Chapel inside the Brompton Oratory, London, as a symbol of the secrecy and silence surrounding my sister and I in our childhoods. Growing up nearby we used to regularly go to Sunday Mass at the Brompton Oratory, my sister still attending high mass there today. My imminent migration to New Zealand marks this piece as a farewell to Europe and her systems within ritual, tradition, and beauty.
My childhood steeped in silence amidst conflict, which considering our awareness of mental health and our human requirement to feel secure today, can be developed within the ceremony of the confessional booth. Through this project, I wish to explore confession and talking therapies from a contemporary viewpoint.