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HEW LOCKE

Mummy's Little Soldier

all photos © Indra Khanna 2013

Mummy's Little Soldier
2013   90 x 60 x 40cm
Murano glass, metal chain
Soldiers

Commissioned for Glasstress: White Light / White Heat, a collateral event of the 55th Biennale di Venezia. A collaboration between the Berengo Studio and Venice Projects (Venice), and London College of Fashion and The Wallace Collection (London).

The fragility of the glass suggests the fragility of real-life child soldiers. Venice is full of images of 'Blackamoors', from Renaissance and Medieval carvings on tombs, to the kitsch carvings and glass figurines of today's window displays.

 

detail of Mummy's Little Soldier

 
All images © Hew Locke & DACS unless otherwise indicated