Tag Archives: Up-cycled

Prejudice and Pride. The rainbow fore-edge of last year’s National Trust handbook crowns this self portrait. Fashioned by cutting and folding individual pages without removing any part, with no retraction, LGBTQ history is bound up in the grain of all our beloved heritage.

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Monolith at Solunto

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A lone pillar, a rogue, last one standing, adorned with the branding and seduction of food wrappings, imagine the complete structure as a landfill acropolis. Of the Doric order; most ‘pure’ and institutional form is plastered with ephemera and the solid column is stitched and stuffed into a modern context much like the recycled neoclassical.

Celluloid Folly II

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‘Celluloid Folly II’2016 34x42x27cm 5-meter cord £250

Canary bird cage with 35mm film woven into the bars, stitched in place with empty coloured biro tubes threaded into spaces for doors. Yaught varnish applied to reinforce and 5 meter cable braided in cerise to compliment the blue cage. The tortoise shell like illuminated negatives cast a warm hue punctuated with the sprocket holes projected onto surrounding walls.

The Looney Occasional Lamp

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‘The Looney Occasional Lamp’ 56x41cm with 2 meter cord £70

‘The Looney Occasional Lamp’

6 soft toys were de – limbed and decapitated, then reassembled with 1 body part from the other 5 stitched onto each of the torsos. Holding hands and touching toes, the chimeras encircle the light shade like a fireside gathering. The column, base and cord of the lamp are braided in a viscerally provocative red continued over the hybrids bound as if sacrificed to the flame.

Papua New Guinea Pig Hut

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‘Papua New Guinea Pig Hut’ 2016 52x52x49cm £200

Packard Bell Computer shell threaded and braided with a mishmash of ribbon like scraps (this has been on the go for years). Hundreds of ring pulls tied in to link each strand surrounding a glazed ceramic mask. Day-Glo mattress and entry at the rear for a great Cavy chillaxation zone.

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Detail of Papua New Guinea Pig Hut