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Sin Eating by Alice Pattullo
From a series of screen prints exploring traditional British superstitions and folklore: "Sin-eating was an act where a family would pay a sin-eater to absolve the sins of the recently deceased to make their pathway to the afterlife and easier one, and to grant them entry to heaven. The sin-eater would be paid sixpence and would eat corpse cake and drink wine using the coffin as a table which would symbolise the sins being eating. Often they would also eat any food that had been touched by the recently deceased. Often the sin-eaters would be homeless or poor people as they just wanted some food and money to live..."

Limited edition screen print
Signed and numbered by the artist.
Paper measures 30 x 30 cm

Framed size: 42 x 42 cm
Edition of 25

Available in three frame choices:

Oak (solid wood)

White (wood)

Black (wood)

Read more about our FRAMING WORKSHOP here


The Shop Floor Project has worked with the celebrated artist and illustrator Alice Pattullo for over eight years. In our archive we have a selection of her work (several which are exclusive to us) from some of her earliest pieces to more current work.

Based in East London, Alice regularly explores British traditions, folklore and superstitions throughout her work. In 2017 she exhibited Of House and Home, her largest solo show to date at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Photo courtesy Yorkshire Sculpture Park. (c) Jonty Wilde.

Alongside this Alice works on commissioned illustrations for a variety of clients including Bon Appetit, Esquire, Cecil Sharp House, Country Living, Crabtree and Evelyn, Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft, Design for Today, Faber, Fortnum and Mason, Gardens Illustrated, The Ginger Pig HHMI Bulletin, Little Toller, National Trust, Sainsburys, The V&A Museum, and The Village Voice.