An early morning start.
Doorway, 2014 (and detail)
Wooden door and tree fungi
Telescope, 2014 (and detail of skull)
Human skull, white gold leaf, meteorite, marble, pitch pine, telescope.
Scales, 2014 (and detail of skull cap and hanger)
Human Skull, yellow gold leaf, coat hanger, steel hanger, meteorites.
Sandstone column, cast sterling silver, Fulgurite
(in case you don't know Fulgurites are (from the Latin bulgur, meaning "thunderbolt") are a variety of the mineraloid lechatelierite. They are natural hollow glass tubes often formed during lightning strikes, in quartzes sand, silica, or soil.)
Barrister's wig, marble, glass, leather, mahogany
Blue shark skin, white gold leaf, antique easel, italian alabaster
(one of out favourite pieces in the exhibit, the texture and detail of the shark skin was amazing)
Finger crab, 2011
Solid cast sterling silver
These little guys often pop up in her work, you can tell how small it is by the size of the finger he has instead of a claw. Its was so cute because of how the floor at the gallery is it looks as if it wet itself! You just wanted to pick it up, such a sad looking thing!
This piece was displayed with a set of photos in the office which was an awkward lace to put work as you were trying to look at the work while people were working. Unfortunately it is not on the list of works but by looking at it you can see that they are different fingers cast in Sterling silver. I believe they are in a cigar box.
View will include a series of new sculptures and photographs. The works are exemplary of the artist’s complex exploration of the connection between humans and the natural world, playing with material, relationship and time. The exhibition captures the artist’s ongoing compulsion to agitate possibilities for new perspectives and points of view.Working with the flood of natural light from a normally hidden window in the west wall of the Kerlin Gallery space, a line of sculptures will run the length of the gallery. Photographs that refer to the exquisite views of the landscape of her surroundings in Connemara hang with more desolate images of past phases of life. Within the spine of sculptures, Cross continues her enigmatic approach to materiality, re-appropriating objects such as a barrister’s wig, a telescope and a shark-skin. One work is comprised of the right and left lobes of a human skull, each gilded within and each containing a handful of meteorites, shooting-stars once having burned and now no longer illuminated. The lobes balance perilously from the ends of a pale blue coat hanger. This play between the terrestrial and the celestial reoccurs throughout the exhibition. In each work, processes of alchemy and piquant manipulation transform spaces between the cerebral, the sensual, and the functional." -Kerlin Gallery, Press Release