Soaring 2

Driftwood, oyster shells, ceramic egg

When I handled this piece for the first time it immediately evoked the flight of a bird in my imagination, like a swan lifting itself out of a lake to fly. The indentation on the head part required a rounded shape and the egg provided the perfect combination for me as it also addressed my question: which came first, the egg or the bird?

The wings made out of oyster shells were found on a very memorable trip with my friend Lucy to the south coast. We had made ourselves independent of our homes and families and felt like we were spreading our wings.

Winter 2018

Approximate dimensions (cm) H38 W18 D25

 

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