Mollusque I (2012)

Sycamore, carbon and glass fibre, glass, copper

The complex technique Marc and his studio have developed for achieving a double compound-curved solid wood item has been used again here. It was first used on the Nautilus series of works.

 

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the meaning

Marc’s journey exploring the Victorian obsession with natural history continues here. The often macabre display of anything dead and often still living in the shape of freak shows was a true Victorian pastime. Mollusque is an oversized representation of displayed artefacts, it would have been held in wonderment and fascination with all who viewed. Marc’s work has become timeless, it is almost impossible to date his work or allocate a style or period, with elements mixing fictional eras. His work could be described as mixing the visual depth, richness and romanticism of Dickensian London and the futurism of Jules Verne.

where to see it

Design Shanghai March 2014

No. 2 available to order.

Previously:

June - July 2013
Furniture with Soul II Naga Gallery Boston USA

25th - 29th July 2013
Art Southampton New York USA

Todd Merrill in New York.