THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
At Darren West's 77Art Gallery, Worthing from 16.09.16
Inspired by the Ted Hughes poem 'Pike':
Pike, three inches long, perfect
Pike in all parts, green tigering the gold.
Killers from the egg: the malevolent aged grin.
They dance on the surface among the flies.
Or move, stunned by their own grandeur,
Over a bed of emerald, silhouette
Of submarine delicacy and horror.
A hundred feet long in their world.
Mediums: Antique taxidermy pike water gilded in 24 karat gold leaf, taxidermy parrot, wood, gold & silver leaf, gold verre eglomise
1225w x 630h x 215d mm