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Chandelier (Katy's Convoy)

Chandelier (Katy's Convoy)

Chandelier with taxidermy birds


Courtesy the Artist

Hanging in the middle of this exquisite room, the most intimate and feminine in the house, is an intriguing chandelier. With her altered objects Nina Saunders builds a universe that is both seductive and alarming. Here, immobile birds - sinister birds or love birds? - have alighted on a crystal chandelier, happy to perch there for all eternity. The work introduces a discordant note into the idealised perfection of its surroundings.

The Boudoir, designed for the 1st Lady Berwick, is a room of perfect symmetry, decorated with the theme of love, but it could also be seen as a gilded cage.

Nina Saunders

Nina Saunders takes familiar domestic objects and subverts their form. They sometimes appear to be melting slowly, or pooling on the floor. The effect is often a little surreal and a touch absurd, yet there is still a contemplative air about the work: it brings a smile to the viewer, but also stimulates new thoughts and ideas.

Recent solo exhibitions include Fuori Salone (Salon del Mobile) in Milan and Katy's Convoy, an exhibition that toured Denmark and the UK. Her work has appeared in numerous group exhibitions across Europe and is held in a variety of prestigious private collections.