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Chandelier

Elvey Stedman

Reference

SAS0165_001

Year

2021

Dimensions (cm)

Height: 65
Length: 30
Depth: 30

Materials

Wire, fine fishing line, silk, silk worm cocoons, pearls, ostrich feathers

Current Location

146 Crownpoint Road Studios, Glasgow, G40 2AE

Suitable Locations for the Work

  • Indoors
  • 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Chandelier was originally made for the Hidden Door festival 2021, then shown at Generator Projects Dundee Wellgate space in the ‘Fine Art in Real Life Degree Show’ in 2021.

Thematic/contextual information

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.