“Uncle” from The Potency of Objects Show

A new piece titled “Uncle” that was created for “The Potency of Objects” Show at OBR Gallery. I have just fallen in love with these glass bell jars. I had used three hand blown bell jars for a previous sculpture but this one is much larger and has a ceramic base. Placed inside is a print on paper that sits on a wooden easel and a small bottle of pills with some of the pills lying around the easel.

Uncle

Uncle

The print is a digital photograph that has been altered in Photoshop. After printing the image on Somerset paper watercolor washes and colored pencils were used to alter the image even more and then finished it off with a thin coat of beeswax.

Detail of print without the glass bell jar overtop of it.

Detail of print without the glass bell jar overtop of it.

The pills are gelatin capsules that were hand filled with torn pieces of paper. The small pieces of paper were torn from the pages of a hand written diary; additionally the paper was stained with tea to add an aged quality to it.

Detail of gelatin pills and pill bottle.

Detail of gelatin pills and pill bottle.

"Uncle" from the Potency of Objects Show

“Uncle” from the Potency of Objects Show

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