Wire, fine fishing line, silk, silk worm cocoons, pearls, ostrich feathers
146 Crownpoint Road Studios, Glasgow, G40 2AE
Suitable Locations for the Work
- Hung from ceiling
Background, history, commissioner of the work
Chandelier was originally made for the Hidden Door festival 2021, then shown at Generator Projects Dundee Wellgate space in the ‘Fine Art in Real Life Degree Show’ in 2021.
This work deals with themes of fragility, ethereality and weightlessness. The stars of this sculpture are the silk worm cocoons which hang from each of the three tiers of the sculpture. Each cocoon holds two freshwater rice pearls and two ostrich feathers. These materials act as adornments to celebrate and transform the cocoons from discarded ephemera into precious and bewitching objects.