Installation by Catherine Gray
The Holburne Museum, Bath.
2nd-19th October 2012
Feral pigeons from Sidney Gardens come from beyond the Museum, while the vibrant colours of ceramic glazes, inspired by the Museum’s collection of early English porcelain, come from within. The two converge to create a passel of ceramic pigeons, which dine alongside the public in this unusual display ‘cabinet’.
Situating the work was a simple choice; the architectural design of the building’s new extension had created an intriguing void between two walls of glass, bringing the outside in and the inside out. It was this void that I wanted the work to inhabit.