These Claire Partington ‘Hoops’ sculptures portray a whimsical concept that plays with perception. The avant-garde art pieces are delicate and demure, depicting monarch-resembling subjects that are draped in beautiful textiles and clad in the most ornate of jewelled accessories.
From their opulent wardrobe to their sculptural hairdos, these subjects showcase traditional beauty with a whimsical twist. Whether sporting animalistic octopus or avian heads or donning gilded skull masks, these sculptures are both decorative and sinister in their subject matter.
In addition to blurring the lines between animal and human features, these ceramic sculptures from the Claire Partington ‘Hoops’ series defy tradition and prove to exude an air of eccentric elegance that fuses fresh subject matter with an old world charm.
Avant-Garde Historical Trinkets
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