jane edden, ornithomorph at flowers cork street

7 January 2013 § 1 Comment

In the downstairs gallery of Flowers Cork Street, and sadly also ending today, is a delightful exhibition from Jane Edden. A graduate of the late ’80’s Edden has gamely (no pun intended) and steadily produced an impressive and interesting body of work.

Jane Edden Flying JacketShe states that her work is “at the intersection of science and aesthetics: a hybrid space where technological concerns meet the seductiveness of natural imagery. Upholding this ethics of hybridity and permissiveness, I try not to limit my materials, allowing myself to weave technology into images of nature or to source organic matter directly.” Sounds like the sort of statement that the very latest round of ecologically-oriented art college graduates would be making and very much in the zeitgeist of the moment. Who knows, we could be seeing much more of her in years to come.

Jane Edden Flying JacketThis exhibition fits almost seamlessly with the Small is Beautiful show upstairs with a host of absolutely beautiful and immaculately made tiny flying jackets. Yes, I did say flying jackets, but these are unbelievably finely crafted from bird feathers – one would hope ethically sourced with no recourse to the gun-toting morons of the shootin’, huntin’ an fishin’ brigade.Jane Edden Ornithomorph

Jane Edden OrnithomorphDespite the almost-too-clever word play of the title Flying Jacket the skill and craft in making these stylish little works immediately wins you over. You might like the 29 Lockheed F-94 Starfire made from partridge feathers or perhaps prefer the 28 Gloster Gamecock from duck feathers. Some have extra padded shoulders or a little skirt, but all are stunning.

Jane Edden OrnithomorphSome neat bird-related drawings, prints and sculptural installations rounded off the avian theme but the little fathered jackets won the day!

IMG00373-20130104-1313Jane Edden, Ornithomorph 7 Dec 2012 – 5 January 2013 Flowers Gallery

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