Monday 29 August 2011

Woodland Wonders 3rd-25th September 2011

This public art exhibition will be in the restored Anglican Chapel at Nunhead cemetery at Linden Grove, London SE15 3LW. For more information visit

The show is curated by Jolanta Jagiello. For more information on her other curatorial projects please visit

I will be presenting the following artworks:

Broken Wing (2011)
wood, wire, gel, plastic
42 x 15 x 5 cm

Fusion (2011)
wood, bioresin, latex, paint
110 x 25 x 20 cm

Beautiful Death (2011)
wood, latex, paint, varnish
45 x 35 x 20 cm

Black Beatle (2011)
wood, latex, varnish
35 x 27 x 7

Circuit (2011)
wood, air-drying clay, tube, paint
35 x 45 x 35 cm

I will be invigilating on 10th September 2011 in the afternoon.

Désirée’s artworks in this exhibition explore the notion of symbiosis. It is the symbiosis between the natural and the artificial, the mortal and the immortal. The found pieces of wood are all disconnected from the tree they once belonged to. They are dead. But there is still energy moving around as in Circuit where the impression of a circulatory system running through the wood is evoked. The dead has come alive. The solid appears to be flowing, the organic fatal and the degeneration process vital.