Boxes of Curiosity was born out of a need to explore the notion of confinement and restriction through the assemblage of old and interesting found objects. Delving into our curious fascination with death, religion and the macabre, via gothic Victoriana, the art of taxidermy and a bit of theatre for good measure, it seems one object leads to another and a story emerges, sometimes of its own accord.

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The following six boxes are inspired by T.S. Eliot's' The Waste Land'
three of which are part of the 'Sweet Thames Run Softly' Pop-Up Gallery
Exhibition showing at the Beecroft Art Gallery, Southend-on-sea.
July 20th   -   Sept. 5th  2015

DO YOU KNOW NOTHING

Antique case, antique doll heads,
papier mache, velvet, silk, paper
flowers, ceramic skulls.
30 x 22 x 10



 
From The Waste Land Collection
for 'Sweet Thames Run Softly'
Exhibition










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MY NERVES ARE BAD TONIGHT

Antique case, clay, antique lace,
silk, china doll parts, antique
glass eye.
38 x 25 x 13


 
From The Waste Land Collection
for 'Sweet Thames Run Softly'
Exhibition

Sold








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AND STILL THE WORLD PURSUES

Antique case, antique doll head,
linen, leather, lace, wire, doll parts,
paper, silk.
40 x 22 x 11


 
From The Waste Land Collection
for 'Sweet Thames Run Softly'
Exhibition












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MURMUR OF MATERNAL LAMENTATIONS

Antique case, antique half doll,
resin skeleton, paper flowers,
silk.
38 x 23 x 11
sold


 
From The Waste Land Collection
for 'Sweet Thames Run Softly'
Exhibition










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MADAME SOSOSTRIS,
FAMOUS CLAIRVOYANTE

Antique case, vintage doll head,
resin skull, gold bullion tasselling,
silk, velvet, paper.
41 x 27 x 11

 
From The Waste Land Collection
for 'Sweet Thames Run Softly'
Exhibition











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WHAT ARE THE ROOTS THAT CLUTCH
 
Antique case, antique doll head,
vintage doll arms, papier mache,
silk, antique print.
36 x 24 x 10
 sold
 
From The Waste Land Collection
for 'Sweet Thames Run Softly'
Exhibition












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ON THE STAIR

Old wooden box, antique
German doll,
clay skeleton,
distressed
wood and paper.

29 x 22 x 10



I'm very pleased to have been invited to join The Thames Group, a collective of thirteen working artists, each with a direct link to the River Thames. The aim of the group is to produce a body of mixed media art inspired by one of the most important literary works of the 20th century, TS Eliot’s modernist masterpiece, The Waste Land.

Fully supported by Arts Council England, the work will be shown in an innovative pop-up gallery designed by award winning architect John Lyall and is already booked into five venues this year, kicking off with Metal Culture's Village Green Festival on 10th & 11th July 2015.

www.thamesgroupartists.co.uk
www.metalculture.com\event\village-green-2015\

I'm working on a collection inspired by the poem, three of which will be chosen for exhibit.  See my Thames Group Page for pictures.


Some of the guys and me beside the Thames.
 


WINDOW

Wooden box, antique doll,
distressed paper & wood.

20 x 14 x 8
STEPS

Wooden box, antique doll,
distressed wood and paper.
25 x 18 x 7.5

Sold


THERE'S NO ALTERNATIVE
non est alternatus

Antique carved box, antique  doll
head, wood, leather, cloth body.
Clay, silk, velvet.

28cm tall














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STILL NOT OUT OF THE WOODS

Antique glazed box, original antique
figure with bisque head & shoulders,
hands & feet. Tiny ceramic skulls, glass
eye, vintage lace, fabric, print,paper
flowers.
26 x 20 x 10
SOLD
























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FORTITUDE
holding it together

Antique box, antique figure
and doll head.  Antique
bullion braid, velvet, silk,
clay, antique print,
Dresden foil.
not for sale






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DOORWAY

Wooden box with distressed
walls and woodwork.
Victorian shoulder head
doll.

20 x 15 x 8 cm

SOLD
Collection recently shown at Llantranam Grange Arts Centre,
Cwmbran, Wales.   16 Mar 13  -  4 May 13
www.lgac.org.uk/current.html
WASPISH
and now theres a wasp!

Antique gothic clock case,
antique porcelain figure with
brass chains and leather cuffs.
Silk hooped skirt. antique clay
bowl, resin skull and bones.
Wasp.













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ONE STEP BEYOND
and then its curtains


Antique gothic clock case with
carved horn skull.
Assembled figure with victorian
dolls head, resin skeleton, ceramic
hands & feet, antique fabrics.
Antique print, vintage paper roses,
silk taffeta curtains, silk velvet.
36x21x10 cm

sold














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LADYBONES

Antique American clock case,
antique bisque figure &
ox bone skeleton.
Vintage velvet & braid.
36x25x11 cm
not for sale













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DUST TO DUST
No matter how
you dress it up
its still the same
old story.


Antique clock case,
remade 17c saint relic
of polymer clay,
glass eyes, velvet &
gold braid. Resin skeleton,
vintage silk, gold foils &
antique book pages.

31 x 19 x 12 cm











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NOT OUT OF THE WOODS
so many restrictions


Antique clock case. Assembled figure
of Victorian dolls head, ceramic hands 
& feet, antique fabrics, leather & wire.
Ceramic skulls, antique glass eye &
vintage prints.

30 x 20 x 10 cm
not for sale


NOT OUT OF THE WOODS
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LABOUR OF LOVE
Blood, sweat & tears

Victorian steeple clock case, antique figure, vintage silk, flowers & foils. Remade cloth relic parcels, resin skull, and vintage bottle.

40x24x11 cm

sold


LABOUR OF LOVE

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SACRED & PROFANE 


Antique clock case, remade 17c reliquary bust of clay, velvet, gold braid and foils. Antique bisque figure, vintage braid & flowers.
30x18x10 cm

sold
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LAST REMAINS 


Antique clock case, Victorian taxidermy bird with jewel, antique bisque figure, silk hangings, ceramic feet.
33x25x13 cm


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DEATH CURES ALL 
She’s tried everything else




Victorian clock case, antique wax pincushion figure, antique silk & gold thread panel, old poison bottles with skull stoppers, vintage velvet & flowers, tiny ceramic skulls.
41x26x12 cm

sold








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BIRD WOMAN #1


Vintage clock case, antique figure, Victorian bisque doll, vintage silk and bullion braid, old felt bird head and a remade bird & skull.
37x23x9 cm
sold


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LADY IN WAITING
domina in exspecto

Antique porcelain figure
with resin  bones.  
Resin skeleton, vintage net, 
cloth, silk, wire, flowers with
ceramic skulls.  Antique
Victorian walnut veneered
case.
36 x 26 x 13






MEMORIA #1
Antique mahogany clock case, Victorian taxidermy blue tit, bird skull in remade reliquary, vintage flowers, braid and stampings.
23x20x13 cm

HEARTS & FLOWERS Vintage glass fronted box. Hand sewn velvet heart, with seed beads, sequins and resin skull, surrounded by vintage paper flowers.
19x19x8 cm
sold





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