Photos 1-3: Mother & Child Revisited MMX1V. Size: 111 x 53 x 9cm.
For centuries we received our information and culture from books. Huge changes are taking place with books disappearing from libraries, in the home and at work, and computers taking their place.
We are now immersed in a world of the internet, connected by smart phones and e-books. The Internet is an amazing tool for education and general information and we must celebrate its arrival. However, the impact on the printed word should also be “noted” with caution.
Mother & Child Revisited MMX1V depicts a book glistening, pure, and made from over 2,000 iridescent, hand cut, Murano Italian glass mosaic tesserae reflecting that the written word goes back over 2,000 years. The book has a cord, or “umbilical” attaching the kindle or e-reader to the mother book, representing the nourishment flowing from mother to child.
Humans have always been inventive. Only time will prove if this child of our time is a blessing to its mother and family, or will prove to be wayward or destructive.
Mother & Child Revisited MMX1V was recently celebrated in the Cambridge News, which had previously reported on the exhibition of the sculpture at Cambridge Airport.
4. 106 Skulls. Skull in iridescent Murano glass.
Size: 18 x 15 x 16cm.
5. Italian Travel Studies – with parrot. Size: 24 x 22cm. 6. Travel Studies – in gold. Size: 24 x 22cm. 7. Wildlife 2015. Mosaic. 16 x 56 x 40cm.
8. Fish Supper. Mosaic. 9. Time. Mosaic. 40 x 45cm.