My Head is an Animal Exhibition, Dec 2013 – Jan 2014 South Square Gallery, Thornton, Bradford
A bed, a knot, a charm – fanciful coquille, Dec 2013
A piece of work that was created and developed as a visual sculptural performance, taking place over 8 weeks, comprising of 289 unique artist made multiples.
This piece draws upon the oyster shell; an object that made fortunes, gave livelihoods and bought together social integration on many levels by the simple act of consumption. The ‘fanciful coquilles’ are purposely ornate with the intention to engage the viewer in a fantastical way, drawing upon the past tradition of man made shell grottos. Preciously adorned spaces and fanciful overindulgence of a basic natural object – celebrating the oyster shell in all its glory.
Size: Each approx. 10 cm (l) x 6cm (w) x 5cm (h)
Material: Oyster shells, glass and plastic beads, clay, metal crab bells, glaze
Also exhibited in: Del azul mar al negro abysmal, MUSEO MARITIMO DEL CANTABRICO, San Martin de Bajamar, s/n. Santander, Aug-Oct 2015
The Whales of August, Wayfarers Brooklyn, New York, USA, Aug 2014