Helen Chadwick

Wreaths to Pleasure
Texts by David Notarius, Sophie Raikes and Marina Warner

Publisher: Ridinghouse 2014.

ISBN: 978 1 909932 01 2

Dimensions: 24 x 22 cm | 9 1/2 x 8 5/8 in

Pages: 72 pp, 32 colour ill
£14.95 | $25

Published on the occasion of Helen Chadwick: Bad Blooms at Richard Saltoun Gallery, London (14 October–28 November 2014), this volume re-examines perhaps her most iconic series, Wreaths to Pleasure (1992–93). Consisting of 13 colour photographs of organic matter within household fluids, each is set within its own uniquely coloured steel frame.


Illustrated in full colour, each work is accompanied by historical and posthumous installation images. A survey text by Sophie Raikes describes the inspiration, process, and creation of the Wreaths to Pleasure, alongside a foreword by David Notarius and Marina Warner’s funerary speech.