Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Molly Russell: How a devilish dad inspired a pet project

Dearly Departed presents an intriguing series of twelve life-sized animal coffins, stretching from a 4.5 metre giraffe to a meerkat. The daughter of the late Ken Russell, Molly has created a highly ambitious exhibition about her childhood experience. more
Russell is spending a lot of time in a factory in Durham, where she is collaborating with coffin-makers J C Atkinson & Son of Tyne & Wear. "I thought of all the lovely sweet animals rather than snakes and tapeworms and how coffins could be made. It made it less sinister – a giraffe isn't a dark thing – so it became something more sweet." more

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