Images of my new public sculpture commission, View Point.

View Point 2011, commissioned by Torbay Council and  situated on Torquay’s busy Harbour, forms part of the area’s regeneration project.  The project was centred on uncovering the hidden history of the bay, the harbour’s many uses and the communities that have called Torquay home.
The piece is based in form on a traditional tourist telescope, long used and weather beaten. Providing a strong link to Torquay’s touristique hey day and a collective nostalgia.  The view itself, focused on the inner harbour, re-introduces some historical features to the scene – take a look on your next visit!


View Point 2011, Bronze


View Point 2011, Bronze, (over looking Torquay Inner Harbour)

All works © Caren Hartley

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Sitting On Stilts, 2010
Wooden Chair and Hand Carved Lead stilts.

Commisioned as part of Mint’s 13 Chairs Project for London Design Festival 2010.   13 emerging artists were asked to rework to a mid-century Danish shipyard chair in their own individual style.  The full collection of chairs, including mine: Sitting On Stilts, can be seen throughout the festival at:
Mint, 2 North Terrace, Alexander Square, SW3 2BA

Sitting On Stilts, 2010. wood, lead, brass, 160cm x 35cm x 45cm

Lead carving detail

*****

Paper Works for Venice Bienalle 2011, Exhibition with WW Gallery.

Domestic Impression (dish), 2011, paper, rust.  29cm x 21cm

  

Domestic Impression (decanter and tumbler), 2011, paper, rust.  both 29cm x 21cm

*****

Figure Ground Collaborative Residency  – Aboard the LV21 LightShip!

LV21 Lightship, Gillingham, Kent

Paper Chains, 2011, paper, rust, found iron chain.  (Installation Detail) Made in collaboration with Laura Krikke.

Dimensions variable (maximun 250cm x 70cm x 40cm)

Cascading Chains, 2011, paper, rust, found iron chain.  Made in collaboration with Laura Krikke.

Dimensions variable (maximun 250cm x 70cm x 40cm)


All works © Caren Hartley

Translations Series follows the themes of rebirth, simulation and object translations, exploring how the physical marks of time and use can denote personal histories and object biographies – and how a parody of the original is created when material truths and untruths are interfered with.

Translations no.1, iron
Translation one
2009, iron

Translations no.2, iron
Translation two
2009, iron

Whiskey Tumblers
Whiskey Tumblers
2009, iron

Translations no.3, brass
Translation three
2009, brass

talc bottle, wax
Talc bottle 2009, wax, talc

Possibly Replica Series

This series looks at a collection of familiar domestic objects, once cherished, then discarded, then subtley altered.

crumpled flying ducks
Crumpled Beswick Ducks Slight Damage 2009, silver

broken swan
Lenox Swan Broken 2009, silver

tired
Tired Lenox Swan 2009, silver

Hand carved tea strainer-open
Carved ‘Long Distance’ Tea Strainer 2009, brass, silver

georgian teaspoons
Georgian Solid Silver Teaspoons Marked London 2009, silver.

All works and images © Caren Hartley 2006-2011

JUST FOR BEST, 2010

This piece of work was commissioned by the Crafts Council for their Collect Trail 2010 project.


Just For Best 2010, installation view, iron, wax, silver, brass, mirror, steel.

total dimensions 137cm x 180cm x 65cm


Just For Best 2010, wax and iron installation detail


Just For Best 2010, installation detail

THE HOMEOWNER’S GUIDE TO ANTIQUES AND BRIC-A-BRAC 2009, RCA London

Installation view – ShowRCA 2009
The Homeowner’s Guide to Antiques and Bric-a-Brac, 2009, Installation view, mixed media,

maximum dimensions 420cm x 100cm x 65cm

crumpled swans - Installation view
Installation detail (crumpled swans) – The Homeowner’s Guide to Antiques and Bric-a-Brac, 2009

brass swans (installation view)
Installation detail (Brass swans) – The Homeowner’s Guide to Antiques and Bric-a-Brac, 2009

installation view
Installation view – The Homeowner’s Guide to Antiques and Bric-a-Brac, 2009

flying ducks/whiskey decanter - Installation view
Installation detail (Flying ducks/whiskey decanter) – The Homeowner’s Guide to Antiques and Bric-a-Brac, 2009

WE OBJECT, Ada St Gallery, London 2009


Installation viewWe Object, 2009


Detail – We Object, 2009

All works © Caren Hartley

Images © Sylvain Deleu and Caren Hartley

Archiving Series is an exploration into the storing of thoughts, memories, time and place, through the collected objects and ephemera that make up one’s personal effects.

archive box two
Archive box two 2006, silver, paper

dandelion box - closed
Dandelion box (closed) 2006, silver gilt, reclaimed paper box

dandelion box - open
Dandelion box (open) 2006, silver gilt, reclaimed paper box

souvenirs
Souvenirs 2006, silver, vintage postcards

top drawer ring - open
Top drawer (open) 2006, silver, gilt, feather, found handle

display case
Display case 2006, silver, glass, broken jewellery

picnic ring-closed
Picnic (closed) 2006, silver, collected receipts

picnic ring-open
Picnic (open) 2006, silver, collected receipts

All works and images © Caren Hartley