Ann Carrington Reused Old Pearl Necklaces and Earrings to Construct Huge Sailing Ships

Wing Wo Wave and White Cloud City by Ann Carrington

These two constructions are inspired by and built after two of the largest factories in China, they are about pearls and the discrepancy between their perceived status of being timeless status symbols of refined taste and wealth and the often very unromantic reality.

Speaking about her work Carrington says: “Mundane objects like knives and forks, barbed wire, pins and paintbrushes come with their own readymade histories”

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