Tuesday, 16 February 2010

The Last Tuesday Society.....






I popped into the shop the other day to catch the end of an exhibition and discovered that there is also a permanent museum of curiosities....


I WAS IN HEAVEN......







The actual exhibition I went to see included the amazing work of Tessa Farmer, whom I loved for years and had never seen...






Taken from the website -

“Tessa's miniscule sculptures reinvigorate a belief in fairies: not the sweet Tinkerbell image in popular conscience, but a biological, entomological, macabre species translating pastoral fable into nightmarish lore. Constructed from bits of organic material, such as roots, leaves, and dead insects, each of Tessa ’s figures stand barely 1 cm tall, their painstakingly intricate detail visible only through a magnifying glass. Hovering with rarefied, jewel-like beauty, Tessa ’s tiny spectacles resound with a theurgist exotica: their specimen forms borrow from Victorian occultism to evolve as something alien and futuristic. Playing out apocalyptic narratives of a microscopic underworld, Tessa ’s manikin wonders rule with baneful fervour: harnessing mayflies, battling honey bees, attacking spindly spiders. Presented as wee preternatural discoveries, Tessa ’s sculptures conjure a superstitious premise, dismantling the mythos of fantasia with evidence of something much more gothic, sinister, and bewitching.”


Patricia Ellis 2007

www.tessafarmer.com

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1 comment:

  1. I have always meant to go along to that before never got around to it, it's always being advertised to me on Facebook in some manner.. One day I'll make it!!

    xx
    Duck

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