Textiles, wire, faux hair wig, watercolor, gesso
One of four dancing girls from the installation entitled The Icknield Way, created for the exhibition Unknowable, 2021. Dancing Girl I is a doll sculpture with long auburn hair. She is wearing an off-white dress of beaded satin and net overskirt. The installation work for Unknowable shows four spirit-like girl figures dancing in front of a projection on the wall of two overlaid photographs. The first is an image of the famous haunted house, Elm Vicarage (Elm, Cambridgeshire, England), where outlandish events are believed to have taken place - the vicarage is built over a monastery that once stood on the site 700 years before. The second projected image in the installation is of the Icknield Way, a prehistoric road in Oxfordshire. It shows the part of the Way that passes by Swyncombe Downs and which “...has been believed over many centuries to lead to the World’s End and from there to the depths of hell” (The Haunted Realm, by Simon Marsden, 1986).
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