Ltd Edition 10
This is a painted and drilled Drilled half goose eggshell painted and laquered with steel nails.
Like my other eggshell works this is surprisingly robust! many others have been shipped all over the world with no damage. Depending on individual eggshell specifications the work will either be wooden or card boxed.
In 2015 I was selected to install a show in one of the huge 3.5 meter windows at Selfridge's in Oxford Street, London.
The work was made whilst I was travelling India (!!!) and then shown for over two months in both the window, in the huge Atrium and in the Wonder Room. The response was fabulous and the publicity worldwide was great too! Including:
The Times, The Independent, The NY Times, I.D, Dazed, Creative Review and Time Out among others.
In the original window installation I wanted to create a seeming swarm that pushed forward into the busy London street and into the world, an infestation, a celestial shower, perhaps approaching from darkest space or from the depths of the ocean, from the viewers subconscious. (see additional images)
Most of thee original works are sold but my interest continues and I have begun to make new works that push the boundary between completion and failure even further.
An eggshell is such a fragile thing with such a universal purpose and yet it is so strong for it's function but it can be made stronger, through near destruction, taking the eggshell to its limits to become armoured, protected, transformed into something 'other', something greater than its discarded self. Fragility and strength, simplicity and complexity, natural