The Sky's the Limit (2013.2)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

The Sky's the Limit

Made in

London

Date

2011

Description

Oval-shaped mirror with an ornate white frame of cast resin. There is a platform at the bottom of the glass panel with a found ceramic doll on top. When the light is turned on, another figure appears behind the glass. There is a black tassell at the bottom of the piece.

Materials and techniques

Frame: cast and layered resin, glass reinforced resin from silicon moulds.
Figures: found ceramic figure (front). Found resin figurine (inside) with head cut off and replaced with found porcelain head, glued with 2 part epoxy.

Object number

2013.2

Category

References

  • The Sky's The Limit, Barnaby Barford, 2011, Crafts Council Collection: 2013.2. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

  • The Sky's The Limit, Barnaby Barford, 2011, Crafts Council Collection: 2013.2. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

Maker's statement

The piece was part of a body of work entitled 'Love is...' looking at the world where love and lust become entangled and confused. The piece questions ambitions. How fame and fortune can be achieved through taking your clothes off. What example does this set and what lengths will the next generation go to to reach heights of fame.
This piece is part of the last exhibition I did in the gallery using figurines. I had been working using these techniques for 8 years or so. This is the first time I used 2 way mirrors.