Cathryn Shilling

The Fleeting Nature of Earthly Pleasures with Peaches

Title

The Fleeting Nature of Earthly Pleasures with Peaches

EDITION

Unique

dimensions

H 23 cm W 45 cm D 45 cm

Material

Glass

price

£ 5375

about

A Collaboration with Anthony Scala.

Kiln formed glass cane with hot sculpted glass fruit and flame worked beetles on a ceramic base. Comes with a black glass base, which is not shown that is 45cm x 45cm.

In the artist's own words;

"When we considered this piece we decided to approach it in a similar way to that of the 17th century Dutch Still Life painters. The artists produced paintings in muted colour that laid bare the elements, giving them an opportunity to display their skill. Also, the paintings were often of the Vanitas theme - containing a moralistic message about the brevity of life. Our approach was therefore to remove flamboyant colour thus allowing the viewer to focus on the individual elements. From the complexity and structure of the kiln formed woven bowl, to the sensuality and form of the hot sculpted fruit. The inclusion of the stag beetles adds a bitter-sweet message to this Vanitas piece. Symbolizing both the rebirth of the soul and the ephemeral nature of life

Cathryn Shilling

The Fleeting Nature of Earthly Pleasures with Peaches