The knives have undertones of the bodily, of use, of everyday intimacy. They talk about violence and broken families. Estate becomes a reference to inheritance of property, possessions, heirlooms passed down through generations. Familiar and domestic, they ask to be used, but the blades bend and poison the food. Their heft belies a softness and vulnerability.
Cast, they become generations of themselves, reproduced with failings each time.
They sit as relics; fetishes of family life.