22 Nov '11, 10am

London Artist Turns Everyday Materials into Beautiful but Creepy Works

London Artist Turns Everyday Materials into Beautiful but Creepy Works

Susie MacMurray turns everyday banal items like hairnets, balloons, wires and fish hooks into beautiful but creepy works of art. Her famous bridal gown looks elegant and fit for a queen. But look again and one can see that it is made out of 1400 rubber gloves. Entitled 'A Mixture of Frailties', is this a warning that after the wedding comes the drudgery of life? And the gloves are inside out, showing a pale, soft lining which makes them seem vulnerable, not strong... © agnews gallery Then there is the picture called Maiden. It consists of a row of golden delicate fish hooks, looped and strung together with one long piece of human hair. That's the trick: on the surface they seem ordinary but beneath there is a something ambiguous and sinister. © agnews gallery This chandelier is made of hundreds of old wine glasses hanging down in a descending flow. There was also a beautif...

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