Monday, June 7, 2010
Glen Skien's beautiful exhibition 'oh bird' is now on show here at Hand Held.
Glen's 31 tobacco tins each hold a tiny world inside. In each, a bird constructed from old photographs, etchings and maps threaded together with cotton, sewing needles, found objects and familiar forms & motifs, all embedded in the museum permanency of resin.
From within the tins are unspoken narratives, memories housed in a nostalgic past - opened-closed - carried in a pocket - forgotten - and for the moment quietly remembered.
'Oh Bird' continues until June 26th.