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This Sceptr'd Doll: Part Two

In which the implications of the Sceptre in its finished form are discussed.


Like many artists and makers, I had been feeling that I ought to be more political in my work due to the enormity of geopolitical events over the eighteen months or so. In some ways, my work can’t help but be a bit political anyway - I am using precious materials and very traditional forms and techniques to create my pieces, which is currently quite unfashionable.

I am, however, trying to subvert the obvious traditional associations by the content and context of my work. ‘The Lily Holds Firm’ as a project uses religious imagery and aims to neutralise (or at least call into question) the associated symbolism of key ciphers.



Length: 21cm.



The title ‘This Sceptr’d Doll’ * is a take on the quotation from Act 2, Scene 1 of William Shakespeare's play, King Richard II

    "This royal throne of kings, this scepter'd isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars ... This blessed plot, this earth, this r…

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