Pylon

Mixed media ( Recaimed wood, foam, strip lighting, hand made porcelain disks) 

3.5m x 1.7m x 1.4m 

2013

 

 Whilst in Shanghai on a residency at the Swatch peace art hotel I became interested in exploring the old parts of the city. Much of this is disappearing rapidly as the government try to relocate people in to new flats out of town in an attempt to smarten up the centre of the city. However they don't seem to think of the communities they are destroying and how this affects people socially.

These pieces reflect on this destruction and the fragility and beauty of these old communities. They are made up out of some parts that I salvaged from one of these huge demolition sites. I also found a old net curtain on my adventures. The round disks are hand made fired porcelain rolled in to the net curtain so as to take up the pattern from the curtain and preserve this little bit of city life i am trying to capture.

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