Triskaidekaphobia: Void part II
1994 – 2015
Oil paint, wax, MDF
“Artist Rab Harling hid 13 paintings in a void in the wall of a void flat in Balfron Tower before he was evicted by Bow Arts Trust. He lived in no. 13. The Triskaidekaphobia series were left to their fate at the hands of developers. Where are they now?” – Dr. Stephen Pritchard, via Twitter (read more).
I hid the 13 original paintings in a void property in Balfron Tower, & left them to meet their fate during regeneration. The Triskaidekaphobia paintings are simulacrum & are all painted in different brand of black oil paint.
My triskaidekaphobia stems from the triple child murders that happened on my street in Worcester when I was just 18 months old, by David McGreavy, dubbed “the real Friday the 13th killer”. The number 13 has always haunted me…