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In the 'House of My Father' is a close-up photographic image of Donald Rodney’s hand, in which sits a minute sculpture of a house. The sculpture exists as an independent work, 'My Mother. My Father. My Sister. My Brother', 1996–1997 (The Estate of Donald G. Rodney, London). It was constructed from pieces of Rodney’s own skin removed during one of the many operations he underwent to combat sickle cell anaemia, an inherited disease that affects people of African, Caribbean, Eastern Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Asian ancestry.
Photograph, C-print on paper, mounted on aluminium
H 122 x W 153 cm
Presented by the Patrons of New Art (Special Purchase Fund) 2001