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Shelly Slark

Empty nest syndrome is a phenomenon I’ve experienced; having felt sadness and loss as my sons left home. The process of letting go can be painful. I’ve explored this through scale, metaphor and nostalgia, focusing on the poignancy and value of collected ephemera.  

Two geometric nest structures are shown, built on palettes. One is placed outside and exposed to the elements. 

Palette, modular cubes, books, shoes, metal cars, tins, tiddywinks, soft toys
Dimensions:74 x 120 x 117cm 

Palette, thermalite blocks
Dimensions: 70 x 107 x 91cm 

Found Nest
Digital Image A0 

Empty Nest
Digital Image A1 

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