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'Gold Diggers' series

2012

Various sizes

Salvaged glass, mirror, wooden frame

This series has been inspired by the flirtatious, kaleidoscopic geometry found in the choreography of early films of Busby Berkley in the 1930s. The work explores how the accumulation of repetitive forms, each one similar but not the same, may be amalgamated to construct harmony, not unlike the dancing show girls featured in Berkley’s films.

Limb like forms are assembled amongst a mass of repetition, painstakingly on to mirror. Thus provoking reflective, rhythmic details which shift and flicker as the viewer motions around the piece.

The work uses mainly off cuts from window repairs, many of which would have been original in Busby Berkley’s era. Unremarkable, lead and putty clad scraps are transformed into essential individuals creating a whole.