Nests (Spectrum Flock), 2012
Found ceramic bird figurines, mirror and coloured glass discs and steel
Continuing her ongoing Nests series of sculptures using found figurines augmented with hand blown glass, Claxton has created a new series that brings a flock of parrots floating on tiny islands of mirror and steel into the hospital corridor. Claxton’s work explores the notion of looking – these birds so proud and preening have been forced by Claxton’s moulded bonnet interventions to look only at themselves.
Ruth Claxton was born July 1971 and completed an MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in 2002. She gained a BA Hons in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent University in 1993. Since graduating she has exhibited internationally.