The Belles, installation at CRG Gallery, 2011, bronze (10 parts). Edition.
The bell forms are made from casts of the hollow interior spaces of female porcelain figurines. They are positive versions of these hidden empty spaces, which retain a faint and almost ghostly resemblance to their outer shells.
As viewers move around the space to ring The Belles, the work activates the space sonorously. The bell’s sound is juxtaposed with the figure’s abstraction, resonating from the form it once held.