Although the puff adder cannot fly it has caught the hornbill (Ashanti Proverb) (P384)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Although the puff adder cannot fly it has caught the hornbill (Ashanti Proverb)

Made in

Camberwell

Date

1986

Description

Abstract form assembled from a bent steel strip, with a coil of wire extending from one end, and a square steel form emerging from the other.

Materials and techniques

Bent mild steel strip stuffed with Egyptian paste, fired in a sagger of red Kew sand to 1000 deg. C. Other materials include nichrome wire, clinker etc.

Dimensions

height:  29cm
length:  8.6cm
width:  42cm

Object number

P384

Category

  • Although the puff adder cannot fly it has caught the hornbill (Ashanti Proverb), Gillian Lowndes, 1986, Crafts Council Collection: P384. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

  • Although the puff adder cannot fly it has caught the hornbill (Ashanti Proverb), Gillian Lowndes, 1986, Crafts Council Collection: P384. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

Maker's statement

One of the most important pieces in a group of work produced over a year for the Crafts Council solo exhibition in 1987.