A driftwood tree with droplet shapes and residue strands formed from one mile of silk thread.
Made in honour of the 100th anniversary of Duchamp living in Herne Bay for six weeks in 1913: and the 50th anniversary of the sea freezing for a mile in Herne Bay in 1963.
Shown at The Wilson in Cheltenham October 2013 for “The Open West” and “Duchamps in Herne Bay” summer 2013
Robin feather shoes shown in “The Wilson”, Cheltenham in October 2013 for “The Open West”. One of the shoes shown more clearly below…
Above: tiny shoes made from goose down – same size as robin shoes (approx. 6 cm long)
Above two images: even tinier shoes of swans down made to fit in a 3.5 cm long matchbox, shown in “Curiovan: Explorium of Natural Wonderment” touring to various venues around England 2014. First prize winner of Matchbox Microcosms selected by artist Richard Wilson.
Dress made from collected swan feathers collaged into tissue paper. This dress was modelled on the size of my maternity dress when nine months pregnant with my twins.
In northern mythology swan maidens were shape shifters….I have become a different person as a mother. I observed lots of bird auguries during my pregnancy and hope to one day make work from these.