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The Creation of the World

Lauren McLaughlin

The Creation of the World

Lauren McLaughlin

Reference

SAS0149_001

Year

2019

Dimensions (cm)

Height: 60
Length: 60
Depth: 10

Materials

neon, transformers, wire and plexiglass.

Suitable Locations for the Work

  • Indoors
  • Wall-mounted

Background, history, commissioner of the work

This work was produced during a residency at Birth Rites Collection with funding from Creative Scotland, The Hope Scott Trust and King’s College Cultural Institute.

Thematic/contextual information

‘The Creation of the World’ is a wall-based neon artwork depicting a pregnant figure at the moment of crowning; the blue-gloved hands of the midwife ready to support the emerging baby. The composition and the artwork title make reference to Gustave Courbet's 'L'Origine du monde (The Origin of the World) [1866] and Michelangelo's 'The Creation of Adam' [1512].

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