The Troubles Archive is a collection of artworks from artists who produced work during and relating to the Troubles in Northern Ireland

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An agreement to set up an Independent International Commission on Decommissioning is signed by the B


A Cold Floor?

The Cold Floor, for me, is an exploration of how we might imprison ourselves through accepted and established belief systems. I had many ideas about the form the sculpture might take, and in the end, decided to create a floor made of solid ice. I wanted viewers to feel the cold floor for themselves as they viewed a Bible, a totemic symbol of belief systems, and considered the possibility of a person standin

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