Slavery

 

The act of removal from one country to another, the anonymity, the de-humanising of men and women and our response to the art created the miniature is intriguing when viewed from a distance, an object of beauty which ceases to be when close-up.

Series of miniatures

Mixed media, slumped glass, decals and mixed materials.

 

This series of miniatures explores the recognition of a conventional miniature across a room, an object of beauty, but here when approached ceases to be pleasant. The viewer is invited to approach by the small size but then cannot retract from the act of looking.

 

Each material reflects the life of a slave in the plantations but also the conventions of a miniature. The portrait of Aruba Suleiman Diallo painted by William Hoare in the 1770s was one of the first to be done of a slave who had been freed.

The Coach House Studio, 30-32 Westgate, Sleaford, NG34 7PN

© 2012–2016 Harriott Brand. All rights reserved.
Created by Attitude Creative

Slavery

 

The act of removal from one country to another, the anonymity, the de-humanising of men and women and our response to the art created the miniature is intriguing when viewed from a distance, an object of beauty which ceases to be when close-up.

The Coach House Studio, 30-32 Westgate, Sleaford, NG347PN

© 2012–2016 Harriott Brand. All rights reserved.
Created by
Attitude Creative