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Is the Familiar Always Comfortable? by Amy Townsend

Brooch  /  Landscape   Figurative   Narrative
Published: 28.11.2022
Amy Townsend
Brooch
Is the Familiar Always Comfortable?
2022
Wood, tin type, silver, enamel, steel
7 x 5 cm
Unique piece

Part of:
Is the Familiar Always Comfortable?

This collection intertwines the past with the present, taking inspiration from the decorative soft furnishings within Amy’s Grandparents' current home and the industrial city of Portsmouth where her father lived until the age of 14. Combining these domestic (interior) and urban (exterior) landscapes enables the ornate and the corroded to sit in conjunction with these uncanny mixed-media outcomes. The contrasting surfaces suggest the familiar is not always comfortable.
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