Assemblages

'Under A Silvery Moon'

Created from the casing of a Victorian eight-day clock and a rare jeweller's miniature shop display bust from around 1910 this assemblage is 'reflective' of the 1909 song 'By The Light of The Silvery Moon'. The elegant model sits and contemplates her love under her own silver moon - a Chinese Baoding ball. The highly polished mirror behind her is made from an actual backup hard-drive disc containing around 15000 tunes from my own iTunes collection - including of course 'By The Light of The Silvery Moon'!

 

This free-standing piece measures 397 mm high by 214 mm at the base which has a depth of 102 mm.

£175 -  Shipping to the UK only £12.45

'The Electriloquist'

Cecil Peckwater was a rather dubious character from the 1940s. He garnered fame from his travelling ventriloquist show which he performed at fairs and circuses around the country. However, he wasn't really a ventriloquist at all - he cheated - using his patented 'Electriloquist' Machine, the workings of which are clearly exposed in this piece. The invention, made from old radio parts (and a futuristic circuit board obtained using his own 'Time Machine') allowed him to artificially throw his voice via the speech generator, amplifier and multi-sensory integration engine through the little loudspeaker on the dummy's plinth.

 

This assemblage uses a 1930s French wooden 'Lotto' box, a 1940's radio valve, a 1920's radio transmitter's tuning coil, an antique bisque German doll's head, a circuit board from a 1980's carphone, acrylic paint etc.

 

The piece measures 370mm high, has a maximum width of 220mm and is 138mm deep.

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'I-Spy'

Created from the casing of a Victorian eight-day clock and other vintage found objects this assemblage is about observation, the watched and the watcher and the devices employed. Using original pages from a 1914 dictionary, advertisements from a 1927 Photographic Almanac and a vintage doll’s head the piece may require more than a casual investigation on the part of the viewer. Not only is ‘Big Brother Watching You’ but the piece also invites an element of self observation and appreciation as well!

 

(SPOILER ALERT: beneath the Harlequin's feet is a highly polished

angled mirror in which you can read "BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU" below which is your own image!)

 

 

The free-standing piece measures 490mm high by 282mm. The base has a depth of 175mm.

£175   -  Shipping to the UK only £12.45