On March 5th 2020 the first death as a result of COVID-19 was officially recorded in the UK. On that day I started this durational work, every thread stretched across the canvas and wrapped around a nail represents a person that died of covid. A friend of mine is remembered amongst the threads.
I continued making the work until the 5th of June 2020. The official UK death toll on that day was 40,261, it was thought to be much higher and continued to rise, though the actual total is contentious and unknown.
The work is heavy and thick with thread, the canvas frame is bowing and broken. The continuous thread is 13 miles long.