Joy Norman - Miss Clara Knight's curious collection - seashore speicimens vi

Miss Clara Knight's Curious Collections: Seashore Specimens (vi) | £275

Joy Norman

An original one-off assemblage created inside a vintage cigar box.

‘Today was a blustery day indeed, yet I have still managed to find many fascinating examples of natural history.’

Clara has placed a photograph of herself over a length of red tartan ribbon which was left over after she had replaced the worn ribbons on her favourite bonnet. On her sea walk, her bonnet was snatched from her head by the gusty sea breeze and, with ribbons flapping wildly, cartwheeled for a quarter of a mile along the shoreline before it was triumphantly caught by a little girl and her mama. Displayed in the base of the box is one of Clara’s more enigmatic finds, which she has yet to identify and catalogue, as well as a collection of tiny shell fragments.

Joy Norman created the painted handmade paper ‘shell’ using cotton linter pulp.

Dimensions - Box closed: W22cm, D13cm, H3.5cm
Box upright and fully open: H22cm, W26cm, D3cm

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