Bitter Sweet, Nicola Canavan
This image is hauntingly beautiful. It's the first of her works that I came across and what sent me looking for more.
Untangling, Nicola Canavan.
From the description: "In the performance space, the artist lies on her back, naked, covered almost entirely with soil. Piercings are used to connect her to the space. Over the two hours of the performance, the light gradually changes, becoming darker. Untangling is an exploration of death, loneliness and desire, an insight into the absent body and mind routine of sleeping alone. This is a contemplative piece in which the inherent contradiction between the physical demands Canavan places upon her body are matched by stillness and the slow passage of time."