‘Memoria; 100 Cups of Tea, Never To Be…’ highlights the sadness of a beautiful object that has been broken. A shattered gold tea pot lies below while its soul leaves its broken vessel in the form of a swarm of 100 ghostly little winged tea cups. A faint glow from within enhances the ghostly presence of each angelic winged tea cup.
Each little cup is individually cast and assembled in bone china, and then suspended from a single fibre optic strand. The LED light source in concealed within the lightweight ceiling-rose fitting and gives a ghostly cool white glow.
Memoria was an originally an installation sited in the RSA Sculpture Court. I was invited by the City Arts Centre in Edinburgh to develop this piece into a light installation for their ‘Reflection’ exhibition from 19th November 2011 – 12th February 2012. www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/reflection.
‘Memoria…’ can be comissioned to order in your required diameter and drop, and with a the option of a fading colour change. Contact email@example.com.
Dimensions;950mm x 1500mm.
Materials; Bone china, fiber optics, LED light source, aluminium armature & lightweight ceiling rose.
Retail Price; £5,950
Photo Credit; Chris Park