exhibitions > mythology and site

During the Victorian Era, the public developed an unprecedented obsession with the natural world. An incredible array of objects were arranged and presented as decorative art under glass domes, including birds and botanical arrangements made from wax and sea shells. Here I made a pair of memorial shell displays for Charles and Marion, made to mimic the types of funerary structures found in Victorian cemeteries.

Victorian Shell Dome Memorial for Marion
Victorian Shell Dome Memorial for Charles
Victorian Shell Dome Memorial for Marion
Victorian Shell Dome Memorial for Charles
Graphite on paper, antique frame
22 x 14 each
2017