MARGATE MERMAID


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Limited edition pamphlet book about the mysterious “Margate Mermaid”. Block prints and digital text.

Cut outs from the block prints used to make shadows, below.

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MESMER

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“Mesmer” : the ladies of the East Kent Mesmer Society who believed themselves able to grow scales and barnacle encrusted hair at will, in order to transform themselves into mermaids.

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“Mermaiden”

All the pieces above are block printing on silver leaf on found Victorian photographs, with some additional ink drawing.

HERBARIUM: IN THE GREEN, GREEN GRASS

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“Herbarium”: cyanotypes of a grass house I constructed positioned in the undergrowth.

And here are some tiny houses…

“Little Lichen House”, made for the gardeners sink in Newark House and exhibited in the Open West 2013. Made from lichen from Newark Park grounds and twigs snapped off logs in the woodpile beneath the sink. A twig walkway leads from the log pile down into the sink and along to the ladder leading up to the house.

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“Nesting”, a miniature version of Newark Park made from daisy petals found in the grounds with a daisy chain mimicking the rope pull by the Victorian sink there. This also has a ladder, entwined with a daisy chain, leading from a hole in the ground to the house. The daisy tiles around the sink inspired the use of the flower.

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“The house of Robin Goodfellow”, made from found robin feathers and exhibited with Stour Valley Arts in Ashford 2013.robinfeatherhouse