Queen of the hedgerow
Ceramic and mixed media sculpture
80 x 30 x 33cm
POA ( price on application )
Created as part of my 2022 solo show at Blue House Gallery, Schull, A LIfe at Odds.
The crown is made from an old garden rake, with plastic flowers dipped in acrylic resin.
Anyone whose childhood involved spending time in the countryside, whether living there or on holiday, probably has memories of walking down narrow boreens, and ending up in a field, where an old car and possibly a tractor have been left abandoned, with grass growing up and around it. Sitting in the tractor seat or in the car and pressing the buttons, moving the old gear stick, all the moving parts. How fun that was! These abandoned pieces of the past, like the lost rakes and forks that are left in a hedge or down the bottom of the garden, have become pieces of golden rusty treasure that I started to collect years ago, and seemed the perfect addition to the sculptures to tell the story of a familiar abandoned past.