A major influence on my assemblage art are Marcel Proust's writings about involuntary memories and senses being triggered by objects.
This piece 'Jonah Hawk' represents the loss of a loved one and the journey of their soul.
It features an antique taxidermy pigmy hawk from South America that was given to me by a friend who worked at the British Museum, pyramids built from 19th century bone die. The inside of the case is water gilded in gold leaf
The bird standing on the movements of vintage pocket watches is a direct reference to Proust's seminal work 'In search of lost time'.
The handmade glazed wooden case measures 500mm wide x 670mm high x 210mm deep.
This artwork is sold.