Saturday 18 June 2011

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S U S I E    M A C M U R R A Y {Shell}

20,000 mussel shells inlaid with red silk-velvet

For ShellSusie MacMurray covered the walls of an 18th century stairwell

with 20,000 mussel shells inlaid with velvet:

“I’m my own worst enemy in that I often use things that can’t be easily bought or made. To get 20,000 joined, partially open mussel shells required weekly trips to a local fish restaurant in Chester to collect their rubbish. For over 3 months I spent 3 days a week sorting, discarding, scraping, bleaching, boiling and viagra generic canada pharmacy stacking what I calculated should be enough shells to order viagra 100 mg cover two walls of the stairwell. Finding 100 metres of the most opulent red silk velvet possible was comparatively straightforward, no prescription cheap cialis involving internet research and a trip to Berwick Street in London to haggle with different shops to get the best price.”

This large-scale installation was commissioned for Pallant House Gallery,

a Queen Anne townhouse in the centre of Chichester, West Sussex.

The installation references the cialis professional sale relationship between the newly married Elizabeth and Robert Peckham.

The couple shared a passionate desire to build a spectacular new house

before going their separate ways shortly after the building was completed.


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2 Responses to “Shell + Shell + Shell + Shell + Shell + Shell + Shell +”

  1. Now that is amazing and crazy and beautiful, all at the same time!
    I cannot even imagine. I wonder if the artists had to take a vacation following the project?

  2. This is absolutely beautiful. I am wondering how you attached the shells to the viagra prescriptions walls?


    Jennifer Mitchell


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