Hundreds and Thousands (J263)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Hundreds and Thousands

Made in

Essex

Date

1999

Materials and techniques

Layered discs of Financial Times newspaper, piano wire, fine silver ends, mokuba paper. The newspaper is soaked and dried (to obtain an interesting crinkly texture). Discs of paper are punched from layers using a cutting dye and a fly press. These are then threaded onto 0.9mm piano wire. Silver tubes are soldered onto the finew silver ends. These in turn are glued onto the piano wire using a resin based glue.

Dimensions

height:  4.5cm
length:  195cm
diameter:  38cm

Object number

J263

Category

On view

  • Hundreds and Thousands, Angela O'Kelly, 1999, Crafts Council Collection: J263. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

Maker's statement

Represents one of the three different ranges of work that I make: 1. Paper cord; colour extremely important, fun,using textile techniques. 2. Large layered paper; more sculptural, serious (colour in a different context ie colour of paper etc. 3. Smaller more commercial pieces which use the styles and techniques of the above. 3.