2009

22 carat gold leaf; plaster of paris; fibreglass; wood The installed birdboxes offer the viewer the pleasure of both bird life and the embedded baroque language built into the main building. The first pleasure perhaps a metaphor for the change over time for the client and the second an exuberant and less restrictive architectonic form to counter the surrounding built form.

The emphasis of the particular amongst the mass is a reality found within many societies. The gilt finish has international recognition and adds a surreal lilt, conferring historic – and very topical – value onto the commonplace, or the potentially sidelined.

Various sizes usually less than 45 cm in any one direction